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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
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VOLUME XX, No. 4 
November 2013 

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Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

Officers 2013 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 

Vice President vacant 

Secretary Sheryl Cayton 

4192 Boyds Road, Grimesland, NC 27837 (252-752-8596) 
email (sherlcayton@centurylink.net) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 
email (sabutler@embarqmail.com ) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra@guc.com ) 

Executive Board Judy Nobles Lewis 

5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 (252-756-7196) 
email (inlewis@embarqmail.com) 

Executive Board Teresa Wall 

tdw0916@gmail.com (252-347-4880) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 

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ISSN* 1092-0226 




Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 



VOLUME XX, NO. 4 



NOVEMBER 2013 



Joseph Guilford, revolutionary war pension 1 

Will of Joseph Guilford, Beaufort Co., NC, 1837 3 

Abraham & Ephriam Pettypool Deed, Dobbs Co., 1769 5 

George McHenry & William Bryant Deed, Dobbs Co., 1770 6 

John Enloe, Coroners Inquisition, 1783 7 

Benajah Dixon Will, Greene Co., NC, 1826 9 

Joseph B. Hinton-Jordan Nelson Letter, 1828 11 

Imitation F. W. Baptist Meeting House Deed, 1831 12 

Col. John Hardee Cemetery, 1834 13 

John Joyner-Harriet May Marriage Contract, 1835 , 14 

Jordan Nelson Letter, 1845 15 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1864 16 

Alifair Taylor Estate Sale, 1862 19 

Frank Mills Assault, 1900 20 

Wilson County Death Certificates 21 

Dennis family marriages 25 

Bible Records Henry W. Dupree Bible Record 26 

Joe Stocks Bible Record 26 

James R. Johnson Bible Record 27 



FILLERS Howell Hearne Drowned, 1892 2 

Hopkins Family Fortune, 1926 4 

Odd Meeks Wedding, Edgecombe Co., 1833 6 

Gold & Silver Mines in Pitt County, 1887 8 

Youthful Murderer, 1900 11 

Benj. Carroway Family Photo, 1910 12 

W. J. Briley's Child Burned, 1905 13 

Mad Dog Bit James Vandiford, 191 1 14 

G. M. Tucker House Burglary Attempt, 1893 15 

O. C. Fleming Family reunion, 1925 18 

. Mrs. Rebecca Hardee Reunion, 1926 20 



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Joseph Guilford, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Joseph Guilford found 
on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

State of North Carolina County of Beaufort} 

On this 22nd day of August 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas 
and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid, now sitting, Joseph GUILFORD, resident of the County of 
Beaufort & State aforesaid aged 70 years, 3 months and 6 days, who being first duly sworn according to law, 
doth, on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 
June the 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and 
served as herein stated. First. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the 
present & declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. He states that he was 
born in the County of Pasquotank, now Camden, State of North Carolina - at the age of 7 was removed to the 
County of Pitt where he continued to reside until he volunteered in the Company of Captain Samuel 
BARROW of the North Carolina Militia in the year 1 780 about the last of the month of June in the County of 
Pitt - then marched to the town of Kingston on the Neuse River, when he marched to Hai ley's ferry on Pedee 
River, by the way of Wake Court House, thence into South Carolina, thence to Salisbury in North Carolina 
thence to Charlotte, thence driven back to Salisbury by Cornwallis, thence to Chatham Court House, thence to 
the Shallow Ford on the Yadkin , thence into Rowan, was placed in the hospital from which he was discharged 
by Doctor North; making in the whole 4 months. He understands that Seawell was there Colonel and Sumner 
there General. He was next in the service for 3 weeks for the purpose of meeting the British who were said to 
be at Wilmington - marched, took 5 British prisoners returned home understanding they had evacuated 
Wilmington. In the latter part of July 1781, he volunteered under Captain John GODLEY for the purpose of 
marching against the British forces then at Newbern under the command of Major Craig - he marched to fore 
Creek Mills & threw up works to await the enemy if he should come - was sent on the picket guard - fired at 
the enemy advancing, ran & was at length taken by a flanking or plundering party - was thence sent prisoner to 
Wilmington, thence to Charleston where he remained a prisoner on board of the prison ship Esk till after the 
battle of York when on November 6 th 1782 he was exchanged & returned home after an absence of about 16 
months. In this service James GORHAM was the Colonel. He was at Greene's camp between Ashley ferry & 
Bacon Bridge immediately after the exchange - he received no written discharge or paper writing of any time. 
The certificate or discharge by North given at Rowan he has lost. The record of his age he presumes is in the 
family of his uncle at the place where he was born in Pasquotank. 

Joseph GUILFORD 

Sworn to & subscribed in open Court by Jos GUILFORD Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1832 

Wm ELLISON, Clk 



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John NOBLES maketh oath that he is in his 70th year of age - that he has known Joseph GUILFORD from 
their youth - remembers that Joseph Guilford was in service at the time Craig was at New Bern - was 
at that time taken prisoner as he has always understood & continued a prisoner till peace. 
Subscribed & sworn to in open Court John (his X mark ) NOBLES 

by John NOBLES Aug term 1 832 
Wm ELLISON, Clk 

Brittain EDWARDS maketh oath that he has been acquainted with Joseph GUILFORD for many years — 
that he is about seventy years of age is reputed & believed in the neighbourhood where he resides of have 
been a soldier in the revolution- & the said Brittain EDWARDS concurs in that opinion 
Subscribed & sworn to in open Court Brittain EDWARDS 

by Brittain EDWARDS- Aug term 1 832 
Wm ELLISON, Clk 

Personally appeared before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the County of Beaufort, 
North Carolina, Joseph GUILFORD, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age 
and the consequent loss of memory, he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service; 
but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below & in 
the following grades - For one year, 8 months and 21 days I served as a private - that is to say in the 
service first mentioned in the foregoing declaration that I served 4 months - and the next service 3 
weeks - in the last col one year & 4 months, making altogether 20 months & 3 weeks; & for such 
service I claim a pension. Joseph GUILFORD 

Sworn to and subscribed before 
me May 20th 1833 
Richard H. BONNER, JP 



Howell Hearne Drowned, 1892 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Jan. 4, 1893 

Late last Wednesday evening the body of Mr. Howell HEARNE, a former citizen of Belvoir township, was 
found in the river just below Centre Bluff. He had been missing since Monday night. HEARNE drove to the Bluff 
on Monday, December 26 th , left his horse and buggy near the river and crossed over the ferry to Dudley's barroom. 
During the evening there was considerable drinking, and HEARNE with others got pretty full and fussy. Sometime 
after night HEARNE started to go home, his son and another young man walking with him as far as the river where 
they left him and returned to the barroom. Next morning HEARNE' S horse and buggy where still standing on the 
north side of the river where they were left the day before and HEARNE was missing. Parties were dragging the 
river in search of his body Wednesday and after sometime time found it. When found the right arm was raised and 
the hand grasping an open knife in a position for attack or defense. This at first led to the supposition that HEARNE 
had been in an altercation with some one and while attempting to use his knife was knocked in the river. Coroner 
WARREN was notified and gave the case a thorough investigation on Thursday, but failed to find any evidence of 
foul play. From what could be gathered the jury returned a verdict that his death was caused by his accidently falling 
into the river and drowning. HEARNE had a habit of keeping an open knife about him when drinking. 



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Will of Joseph Guilford, Beaufort Co., NC, 1837 

This Will of Joseph Guilford, Revolutionary War veteran, written June 16, 1 837 and Probated June 1 840, was 
transcribed by Elizabeth Ross from NC Supreme Court, case #4102, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. According to 
Elizabeth Ross, Harriet Morris' dissention set off a lengthy series of court appearances, beginning in 1 840, going 
finally to the NC Supreme Court. The crux of the matter appeared to be disagreement among Harriet Morris, and the 
other heirs as well, as to the dispersement of the slaves (especially Dan [or Dave?]), and to the proceeds from hiring 
out all the slaves. The confusion was amplified by the fact that Joseph Guilford, after writing his Will, married 
Harriet Morris and had a son by her named Joseph McD. Guilford, and by the fact that Joseph Guilford sold to his 
daughter, Elizabeth Langley, some slaves by deed. Also after the writing of the Will. Harriet, the widow, had 
remarried to Thomas Lewis. The summary of the case as published in the NC Reports, erroneously cited the Will as 
saying " my wife Harriet " — but this copy clearly shows " friend Harriet Morris ." The young Alvana Morris married 
on May 12, 1852 in Beaufort Co., NC to William Henry (Will) Buck, They lived mainly in Chocowinity twp., 
Beaufort Co., but the sons liked the Pitt County girls over in Chicod twsp.. The boy born after the Will, Joseph 
McD. Guilford, was living with Sally Gallaway, the widow of Noah Gallaway, in Chocowinity. Other records show 
that the grandchildren named in the Will, George W. Guilford and Guillana Guilford, were the children of Wallace 
Guilford, dec'd., and his wife Sally Moore. Guillana married Calvin Gallaway and died in 1850. The young boy, 
Joseph McD. GUILFORD married Winifred Best and died in Martin Co., NC. Joseph's daughter Elizabeth had 
married Elijah Langley and lived in Pitt Co., NC. Noah W. Guilford and George W. Guilford remained in Beaufort 
Co., NC, leaving many descendants south of the Pamlico River. 

In the name of God Amen I Joseph GUILFORD of the County of Beaufort and State of North Carolina being in sound 
& perfect mind and memory blessed be God for the same, do make & publish this my last will & testament in manner 
following - vis 

1 I leave all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate 

2 I give my grandson George W GUILFORD the land & plantation whereon I now live, it is the land I purchased of 
John GRIST containing 163 acres more or less and I also give him my new feather bed and furniture and my gun that 
was his fathers 

2 I give to my friend Harriet MORRIS one feather bed, bedstead & furniture the one she sleeps on, and one woolen 
wheel and card, and one small iron pot one set of tea cups & saucers, one set of knives & forks also one hundred dollars 
in cash I also give her five barrels of corn and two hundred & fifty pounds of bacon or pork and ten gallons of honey 
and eight pounds of coffee if I have as much on hand at the time of my death, if not my executors to buy & furnish her 
with it for her years support. 

3 I give to Alvana MORRIS the daughter of Harriet MORRIS my negro boy Dan [or Dave?], I wish my executors to 

hire out this boy and apply the proceeds or so much of it as may be necessary to [illegible word] clothes & educate 

said child ~ And if the said child Alvana MORRIS should die before she arrives to the age of twenty one years then the 
said negro boy Dan to go back & be sold by my executors and the proceeds to be divided as follows equally among 
George W GUILFORD, Gulaney GUILFORD, Noah W GUILFORD and Elizabeth Langley. I also give the 

child Alvana MORRIS one hundred dollars in money, which I leave in the power of my executors to use as much of it 
as is necessary for her support until the negro hire comes in hand. 

4 I leave all the balance of my land not disposed of except the tract on the west side of Newbern road to be sold at 
public sale by my executors and divided as follows. One half to be divided between George W GUILFORD and his 
sister Gulaney GUILFORD and the other half to my daughter Elizabeth LANGLEY. And the tract of on the west side 
of Newbern Road I leave to be sold by my executors and proceeds equally divided among my children and 
grandchildren as follows, One fourth to Noah W GUILFORD one fourth to Elizabeth LANGLEY and the other half 
between George W GUILFORD and Galaney GUILFORD. And all my stock of horses, mules, calf & hogs sheep 



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my house hold & kitchen furniture not disposed of before and all the plantation tools and perishable property of 
any d iscri ption to be sold at public sale and the proceeds all but the hundred dollars before left Harriet MORRIS and the 
hundred dollars left Alvana MORRIS to be divided into three shares. One third to Noah W GUILFORD one third to 
Elizabeth LANGLEY and the other third to be divided between George W GUILFORD and his Sister Gulaney 
GUILFORD 

And I leave all the balance of my negroes to be hired out by my executors two years and the proceeds to be divided 
among my children & grandchildren as follows one third to be divided between George W GUILFORD and his 
Sister Gulaney GUILFORD and the two thirds equally divided between my son Noah W GUILFORD and my daughter 
Elizabeth LANGLEY and at the expiration of two years I leave my negroes all but boy Dan [or Dave?] before disposed 
of to be sold by my executors and divided in three shares, one third to George W GUILFORD and his 
Sister Gulaney and the other two thirds between Noah W GUILFORD and his sister Elizabeth LANGLEY equal. 
And I hereby appoint my friend Nathaniel HARDING and my son Noah W GUILFORD sole executors to this my last 
Will & testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this the 16 th day of June in the year of our Lord 1837 - the words struck off was done before the signing and 
executing of this. 

Signed, Sealed, published and by the above named Joseph GUILFORD to be his last Will & testament. 
In presence of us the subscribing witnesses 

Anthony KINNION Joseph GUILFORD {Seal} 

Britton EDWARDS 

State of North Carolina, June Term 1840 of Beaufort County Court then was this paper writing purporting to 
be the last will & testament of Joseph GUILFORD one of the executrs therein named and offered for probate 
whereupon Anthony KINNION one of the subscribing witnesses to said paper writing proved the same to be duly 
executed according to law so as to pass both real & personal estate. At the same time Noah W GUILFORD qualified 
as executor thereto. Let it be recorded Will C. Eborn Clk 

And Harriet GUILFORD widow of said Joseph came into Court & entered her dissent to said Will. Will C. Eborn Clk 



Hopkins Family Fortune 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Thursday, Aug. 19, 1926 

Claiming to be the nearest living relatives of the late Mark and Moses HOPKINS, and therefore heirs to the 
$300,000,000 estate of the California railroad magnate, Mrs. Laura EDMUNDS, 83, and her two daughters, Misses 
Annie and Gattie EDMUNDS, of this city have employed local counsel, and papers setting forth the claim will be 
formally filed at once. Claiming fraud in the settlement and distribution of the HOPKINS estate forty years ago, 137 
alleged heirs in this state have taken legal steps to have the case reopened and the fortune redistributed among the 
rightful heirs and a hearing on the matter will be held soon in United States Circuit Court before Judge E. Y. WEBB. 
Mrs. EDMUNDS, a native of Martin county, is the only living child of the late John HOPKINS, who was brother of 
Mark and Moses HOPKINS. She and her daughters have spent their entire lives in this immediate section of the state and 
a few months ago moved to this city from Scotland Neck. Living here in needy circumstances, the family seldom if ever 
read a newspaper and have been uninformed heretofore of the litigation in the matter of the HOPKINS estate. A 
neighbor, however, who on several occasions had heard the old lady, who now lives much in the past, talk of her early 
days and of her uncle who went to California in the "gold rush," chanced across a newspaper article referring to the 
present proceedings regarding the fortune, and immediately carried the information to Mrs. EDMUNDS. The old lady 
immediately established her relationship to the late railroad magnate by tracing accurately the family history. Persons 
here who have heard her story, believe there is no doubt she is the nearest relative, and that she will no doubt come in for 
a good share of the estate should the courts order the fortune redistributed. 



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Abraham & Ephriam Pettypool Deed, Dobbs Co., 1769 

This original Deed is found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, #480, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

To all People to whom these presents Shall Come I Abraham PETEPOOL Planter of the Province of north Carolina 
and in the County of Dobbs Send Greeting Know ye that I the Said Abraham PETEPOOL for and Inconsideration of 
the sum of Twenty five Pounds Current Proclamation money of Said Province to me in hand paid before The 
Ensealing and Delivery of these presents well and truly paid by Ephram PETEPOOL planter of the County and 
province aforesaid the Receipt whereof I Do hereby acknowledge my Self there with fully Satisfied and Contented 
there of and Every part there of Do acquit and Discharg the said Abraham PETEPOOL his heirs Executors and 
administrators for ever by these presents have Given granted Bargained Sold aliened Conveyed Confirmed and by 
these presents Do fully freely and abso lutly Give Grant Bargain Sell alien Convey and Confirm unto him the 
aforesaid Ephram PETEPOOL his heirs and assigns for ever one messuage or parcel of Land Containing by 
es tem ation one hundred Acres be the Same more or less [TEAR] It Being part of the Land James CURLEE Sold 
Jacob JONES By Deed of Sale Bearing DEATE April one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty two ajoyning the 
above Said Ephram PETEPOOL plantation In Dobbs County on Sandey Run to have and to hold for ever the Said 
granted and Bargained premises with all the app urtainan ces Priv i ledg es and Commodities to the Same Belonging or 
in any wise appertaining with all houses orchards gardens Clear Grounds woods Land pastures and water couses and 
all other Liberties and P riveledg es there in and there on Containing to him the Said Ephram PETEPOOL his heirs 
and assigns for ever to his or their only proper use and Behoof for ever and I the Said Abraham PETEPOOL and my 
heirs Executors and administrators do Covenant promise greant to and with the said Ephram PETEPOOL his heirs 
and assigns that Before the ensealing here of I am the true Sole and Lawfull owner of the above Bargained premises 
and am Lawfully Seized and possesed of the Same in my one proper Right as good Right and perfect and absolute 
E steat of Inheretance in fee Simple and have in my Self Good Right and full power and Lawfull authority to grant 
Bargain Sell and Convey the Said Bargained premises in manner above Said and that the above said Ephram 
PETEPOOL his heirs and assigns Shall and may from time to time and all times for ever here after by force of 
vertue of these presents Lawfully p eacably and queitly have hold use occupy and posess and Injoy the Said Demised 
Bargained premises with the appertenances free and Clear and Clearley acquited and Discharged of all manner of 
Former Gifts qu antes Bargains S ails Leases morgages wills Intails Jo ynte rs Dowrys Judments Executions 
Incombrances and Exltracts Except the quit rents o nely furthermore I the Said Abraham PETEPOOL for my Self my 
heirs Executors and administrators Do Covenant and Ingage the above Demised premises to him the Said Ephram 
PETEPOOL his heirs and assigns against the Lawful Claim or Demands of any person or or Persons what so ever 
for ever hereafter to warrant and Secure and Defend In witness whereof I the above Mention Abraham PETEPOOL 
have Sett my hand and Sele this fout h Day September In In the yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven 
hundred Sixty nine — 

Sind Sealed In the Presents of Abraham PETTIPOOL {Seaje} 

Caleb (his mark) TRIPP 
Samll SAMFORD 

Dobbs County April Inferior Court 1770 Present his Majestys Justices 

Then was the within Deed of Sale Duly proved in open Court by the oath of Samuel SAMFORD a Subscribing 
Witness thereto & ordered to be Registered Test- Martin CASWELL Clk 

Enrolled in the Registers Office of Dobbs County in Liber MC No 3 page 361 & 362 this Day of May 1770 By 
Martin CASWELL Regr. 



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Geo. McHenry-Wm. Bryant Deed, Dobbs Co., 1770 

This original Deed is found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, #480, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Know all men by these presants that I George agustus MCHENRY of the County of Dobbs and pro vine of North 
Carolina planter for the in Consideration of the sum of sixty pounds Currant money of Virga to me in Hand paid by 
William BRYANT of South Hamton County in the Colony of Virga before the sealing and Delivery of these 
presents Which I acknowledge myself fully satisfied Have Bargained sold set Over unto William BRYANT Him 
his Heirs Exctrs Administrators or Asigns for Ever one plantation or Devidant of Land Containing two Hundred 
acres be the same more or Less the said Land Being in Dobbs County & province of North Carolina on the south 
side of Little Cotentney Creek Begimng at a White Oak Runjng thence So 13 W 219 poles N. 77. W. to a Branch 
Cale d ye plum nee Branch then Down the sd Branch to the swam thence Down said swamp to the Be gining for the 
Complement of two Hundred acres in Cloodi ng ye said Water mill as Moses SPEIGHT Built With all Houses 
orchads Grard ens woods and under woods and all other Nat s pr evile dges profits Whatsoever to the said Land 
belonging or in any Wise Appertaining unto him the said William BRYANT Him his Heirs Extrs Admi nstr ators or 
A sign s for Ever in as full and ample manner to all intents and purposes as I my Self Could Have Injoyed by the 
same by — Virtue of a pattent Granted unto Bryan RAILEY pattent Baring Date ye 18 November 1738 and I do 
Hereby further Covenant p rom is afirm and agree to and With ye said William BRYANT Him His Hers Extrs 
Adminstrators or A sign s that the said Land and Every part and p erce l thereof is Clear and free from all and all 
manner of former and other Gifts Grants Barganes s aile s morgagues wills Entails and all manner of In cumbran ces 
Whatsoever and that I have a good Rite and Lawfull authority to sell and Dispose of the same in manner as afore 
Said and I will from time to time for Ever warrant and Defend the said Land unto Him the said William BRYANT 
Him his Heirs Excrs Adminstrators or Asignes for Ever against the Cl ame s of any person or persons Whatsoever 
Laying any C lame Rite or title their unto in Witness Whereof I Have set my hand and fexed my seal this tenth Day 
of January 1770 

In presence of us} George agustus (his mark) MCHENRY {Seal} 

Nathan MINSHEW 
Joseph RASBURY 
[TORN] 

Dobbs County April Inferior Court 1770 

Present his Majesties Justices then was the within Deed of Sale Duly proved in open Court by the Oath of Moses 
SPEIGHT a Subscribing Witness thereto & ordered to be Registered 

Enrolled in the Registers Office of Dobbs County in Liber M page 375 & 376 this 2d Day of May 1770 

By Martin CASWELL Regr. 



Odd Meeks-Norris Wedding, Edgecombe County, 1833 

Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Tues. Mar. 19, 1833 

Married in Tarboro, about sunset on Friday evening last, by Charles G. HINTON, Esq., Henry MEEKS, aged 60 
years to Miss Margaret NORRISS, age 25, after a laborious courtship of about 3 hours. 



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John Enloe, Coroner's Inquisition, 1783 

Found in Craven County Coroners Reports, CR 028.913.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



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Inquisition November Term 1783 

on the body of John ENLOE Pitt County 



The Evidence of Anthoney 

Relating to the Death of the Sd. John ENLOE Deceast— - 

That Majr John ENLOE On Munday the third day of November about Midnight was not out of his Senses and that 
On Wednesday the fifth being Call upon to Search for Said ENLOE found him Drownd. near his own Landing and 
further this Deponant Knoweth not — 

Abraham HARDEE — That Majr. John ENLOE appeared to be Some What out of his Senses on Sunday the 
Second Day of Novr. and was there On the Third day about 10 Oclock and Still appeared to be out his Senses and 
that the Said ENLOE Died po ssest of 3 Grown negro fellows One Boy One plantation 3 horses Eighteen head of 
Cattle 30 head of hogs and Sundry houshold goods etc 

Wm HELLEN— Say that he was at the Said ENLOES On Tuesday the fourth Novr 1783 and then the Said 
ENLOE appeared to be out of his Senses 

Jemima TAYLOR— Sayeth that the Said ENLOE On the fourth day of Novr. 1783 at night Pulld of his Cloaths 
and Lay down a Small Time and nelieve fell asleep a Small Time and then Got up again and put On his Cloaths and 
as he was putting on his Stockings put them On Rongside out and heard him Say at the putting on of his Stocking in 
the manner aforesd that it was Good Luck and then Got Up and made Some Grog and Drink and then Threw the Can 
of Water behind the fire and then Told me to Go to the Spring & Bring him another Can full but I told him I would 
not go to the Spring but went to the Kitchen and Got Some water and as I was Returning Saw him Runing towards 
the River and heard him Say I Surrender Twice and then went into the River and I follwd him to the River and Saw 
him in the River Turning Round and Round and heard him Groan three Times and that She believes him to have 
been Out of his Senses four Days before the Said ENLOE went into the Water in manner aforesaid and this is all 
that the Sd. Depponant Knoweth On her Examination being about Twelve years old — 

State of No Carolina Pitt County} An inquisition indented Taken at Martinborough in the County aforsaid before 
me George FALCONER Coroner of the County aforesaid On Saturday the eighth Day of November Anodomina 
1783 and Eight years of American Independence upon the View of the Body of Majr John ENLOE Then and there 
Lying Dead in Tar RiVenfear his own Landing- — The Jurors Viz David WILLIAMS Isaac HARDEE Isjaa£_ 
RARDEE_Anthony Legge\john LESSLIE John HOLLAND Stephen BROOKS Thomas GOFF Peter DIGGINS 
JohnWnJJAMS JoWph WILLIAMS William HELLEN John STORY Abel DEAL John FRY Henry 
HERRINGTON CoIsotHCDAMES George MCGOUNES John DREDING Archabald ADAMS Jonathan 
TISON being Lawfully Sworne Say that thje Said ENLOE On the fourth day of November in the year aforesaid and 
four dayes — before being Lunetick and Not of Sound Mind Memory and understanding did Go alone to the River 
aforesaid Did There Voluntaryly Drownd himself in the Water and that the Sd ENLOE Died possesd of 3 Grown 
negro fellows One Boy One plantation 3 horses Eighteen head of Cattle thirty head of hoges and Sundry houshold 
goods etc 

Geo FALCONER Coroner 



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Moses Hart-Wm. Bryant Deed, Dobbs County, 1785 

This original Deed is found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, #480, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

This indenture Made this 24th Day of March In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Eighty five 
between Moses HART of the County of Dobbs of the one part & William BRYANT of the Same place of the other 
part witneseth that the Said Moses HART in the Consideration of five pounds Specie to him paid by the Said 
William BRYANT hath bargined and Sold and by thes present Doath bar gin and Sel unto the Said William BRYAN 
his heirs and assigns forever forty Acors of Land bejt more or Less Situate in Dobbs County on the South Side of 
Sandy Run Swamp begining at two Small pines in the Course of a pattent Granted to William CURLEE thence 
along the Same Course to William BRYANTS Line thence along his Line to the plu mtre branch thence Down the 
Branch to include all the Land belonging to the Afore Said pattent within William BRYANT Lines bing part of a 

pattent Granted to William CURLEE bareing Date this 20 th Day of April 1745 [ ?] with a! and singular Rights 

[ ?] & a pertainan ces there to belonging to have and to hold the Said forty Acors of Land t obei t more or Less to 

the Said William BRYANT his heirs and assigns forever to th only proper use benifits and behoof of the Said 
William BRYANT his heirs and assigns forever and the Said Moses HART Doath here by Oblige him Self his heirs 
and assigns to warrent and Defend the Said forty Acors of Land to the Said William BRYANT his heirs and assigns 
forever against the Lawful Clams of Every person whatever in witness whereof the Said Moses HART hath hereto 
Set his hand and Seal the Day and Year above — 

Sealed Delivered In the presents of} Moses HART {Seal} 

Robert HARTS 
Zachariah HART 

State of N Carolina Dobbs County} July Court 1785 

Then was the within deed of Sale duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Robert HART Subscribing Witness 
thereto and Ordered to be Registered Test H. CASWELL Clk 

Enrolled in the Registers Office of Dobbs County in Liber D page 105. this 10 th day of August 1785 

B W CASWELL Regr. 



Gold and Silver Mines in Pitt County, 1887 

New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, June 18, 1887 

The good people of Bethel Township are justifiably excited over the discovery made by an old colored man last 
week that gold exists in large quantities in the bowels of the earth. The old man has dug several nuggets of gold on 
the farm of Mr. Gray CARSON near the town of Bethel. Mr. Guilford ANDREWS who is our informant says that 
Dr. JAMES has assayed a quantity of the ore and says that it is unquestionably gold. Rumor has it that the old 
colored man has a blue chest full of the precious metal as a result of many nights hard and secret toil. Right on the 
heels of this comes the discovery of silver on the land of Mr. John B. KILPATRICK of Swift Creek township. Mr. 
Kilpatrick found a considerable amount while cutting a ditch through his farm which has been pronounced by a 
chemist as nice silver ore. Hurrah for Pitt county! we will back it against the world for natural advantages. 



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Benajah Dixon Will, Greene Co., NC, 1826 

Found in NC Supreme Court Case #8043, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




In the name of God Amen! 

I Benajah DIXON of the County of Greene and State of North Carolina, Planter, being infirm in bodily health but in 
perfect mind and disposing memory blessed be Almighty God for the Same, and collecting to mind the uncertainty 
of this mortal life do this Seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and 
twenty six, do make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, 
that is to say, I will and desire that all my just debts, funeral expenses be punctually paid. 
Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary DIXON all of my property to her to divide among my 
children when she sees proper. Benajah DIXON 



Stat e of North Carolina Greene County} August Term 1834 

Then was the foregoing paperwriting exhibited before the Court as the last Will and Testament of Benajah DIXON 
dec. and Tilman HOLLIDAY, Samuel D. POPE and Redding POPE three credible witnesses proved the 
paperwriting and every part thereof to be in the proper handwriting of said deed, and at the same time Richard 
DIXON deposed that the same was found among the Valuable papers of said Dec. Ordered to be recorded, Mrs. 
Mary DIXON qualified as Administratrix with the Will annexed 

Attest Wm WILLIAMS Clk 

North Carolina 

I Robt. W. BEST Clerk of Greene County Court do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the 
Original Will and testament of Benajah DIXON on file in this office. 

Given under my hand and Seal of office at Snow Hill the 8 th day of June AD 1 86 1 . 

R. W. BEST C.C.Clk 

The children of Benajah Dixon dee'd. living at his death: 

1) Esther who married William ORMOND 

2) Nancy who married Robert WILLIAMS (They now reside in the State of Mississippi) 

3) Penelope who married Henry CANADAY 

4) Robert DIXON 

5) Richard DIXON 

6) Shade DIXON and Lovey his wife 

7) Benjamin DIXON who now resides in Mississippi 

8) John M. DIXON 

9) Henry DIXON 

10) Franklin DIXON 

1 1) Mary who married in 1853 to James WATERS 

12) Willis DIXON 

Mary DIXON widow of Benajah DIXON deed, died in February 1856 

Division of Slaves 

Report of Commissioners 

State of North Carolina Greene County} Fall Term 1857 



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To the Honorable Judge of Equity 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Court of Equity of Greene County to make a division of the 
Negroes belonging to the estate of Mary DIXON in accordance with the last will and Testament of the late Benajah 
DIXON— Whereupon we do hereby make the following divission among said heirs at law the following negroes to 
Wit: 

We have allotted Richard DIXON Daniel and Hannah val. Eleven Hundred dollars 
To Henry A DIXON Jack val. Eleven Hundred & fifty dollars — 
J. Franklin DIXON Peter Twelve Hundred dollars 
William ORMOND Clara and child one Thousand Dollars- 
Robert DIXON Eteny and Patsey Twelve Hundred dollars — 
John DIXON Isaac Twelve Hundred dollars 
Willis B. DIXON Noah Eleven Hundred and fifty- 
Robert WILLIAMS and wife Lucy and child Nine Hundred dollars — 
Benj DIXON Runs? Titus Eleven Hundred dollars — 
Henry CANADY Thos. one thousand dollars — 

James WATERS & wife Ephriam and Apsey val. one thousand fifty dollars — 

Shaderick DIXON L. Ephriam and Rendy val. Twelve Hundred and fifty dollars — 

On calculating the above in figures we find Eleven Hundred and Eighty dollars and twenty five cents to be a 
distributive Share 

Shaderick DIXON pays to Richard DIXON Twenty three dollars & Sixty two cents — Shaderick pays Wm 
ORMOND, Robert WILLIAMS & wife, Benj DIXON, James WATERS & wife, Henry CANADY each Twenty 
three dollars & Sixty two cents Henry A. DIXON pays to Wm ORMOND, Robt. WILLIAMS & wife, James 
WATERS & wife, Henry CANADY Ten dollars and forty three cents each— J. Franklin DIXON pays to Wm 
ORMOND, Robert WILLIAMS wife James WATERS wife, Henry CANADY Twenty two dollars and Ninety two 
cents each— Robert DIXON pays William ORMOND, Robert WILLIAMS & wife, James WATERS & wife, Henry 
CANADY each Twenty three dollars & ninety two cents — John DIXON pays William ORMOND, Robert 
WILLIAMS & wife, Henry CANADY, each Thirty Dollars & fifty eight cents Willis B. DIXON pays Robert 
WILLIAMS & wife forty one dollars and seventy five cents — Richard DIXON pays to Robt. WILLIAMS and wife 
fifteen dollars & thirty seven cents — William ORMOND pays to Robert WILLIAMS and wife Two dollars and 
twenty four cents Benj. DIXON pays Robt. WILLIAMS & wife Fifteen Dollars Thirty Seven cents James 
WATERS & wife pays Robt. WILLIAMS & wife Twenty one dollars & Sixty Six cents— Henry CANADY pays to 
Robert WILLIAMS & wife Two dollars & twenty four cents — 

Old Ephriam being put upon low bid was purchased by H. DIXON for fifty dollars for lifetime of which sum Fifty 
dollars is paid to him by the Estate or Administrator or Executor of said estate — 

All of which is respectfully submitted under our hands and sealsthis Twenty Second day of October A.D. 1856 — } 

Will. C. BLOUNT {Seal} 
Benj. S. EDWARDS {Seal} 

A True Copy J. A. EDWARDS, CM. E. John TURNAGE {Seal} 



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Joseph B. Hinton-Jordan Nelson Letter, 1828 

This letter from Joseph B. Hinton to Jordan Nelson is found in Collection #292 Bryan Grimes Papers, Southern 
Historical Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[Envelope] 

Jordan NELSON Esqr Pitt County 

Rosetta 7 th July 1828. 

Dear Sir, 

I have just read your letter. For my word sake and for your sake, I did intend going to Pitt on Monday last but it so 
happened that I then had two bidders for the place where I now live, and as I lost a chance of selling $2500 worth of 
land, last year, by going to Pitt at the very time a man was waiting to buy, I judges it prudent to delay a day or two, 
& see how it would end. by doing so, I think I shall make sale, at $3500 or thereabout, which I wish to do, if I move 
any where else. This detained me until I knew it would be too late to go for your relief, if the plaintiffs forced their 
executions. But I could hardly think reasonable men would do so, as the Judgments had been standing only a short 
time, and the times gloomy and hard beyond measure. I thought you might beg off one Court longer — and that my 
absence would help you to do so. If I did not want the property, I would certainly loan you the means to pay those 
Executions with, for I would not, if I could muster the means, see you and your family distressed. You may, as 
certainly calculate on help from me, as you count on life. At the Superior Court of Pitt, if I live, I will be there, and 
save your property for you. As to the Property, altho I have no expectation of going to Pitt to live, since Mr. LITTLE 
has failed to do as he said. Yet I wish to add the Dower & Pocoson land to ours. As to the mill, we must see the 
Equity incumbrance off that, or I dont know how [TORN] get along with that {TORN] that were off and the other 
[IN FOLD] to me. I would purchase all— & then I would go to Pitt, but as that is improbable, I would perfer to sell 
out altogether in Pitt. I am now on a trade for a swap of my Bath lands, for a fine Body of lands, mill seat, plantation 
& good House, on Chocowinity Bay, about 5 miles below Washington: if I trade, I think I shall make that my Home. 
For For two hundred and fifty Shadd, if you fish at my Beach, you can use it this season. But I shall look to you for 
them & shall have to make it a Condition that you send them to me, in good sound state. When I send — sometimes 
none is got — the time last & always, a great waste of time happens. I would rather purchase here than send for them. 
Send me 250 good fresh caught Shad — and fish the Season. We are all in health & just from LATHAMS — at the 
Wedding last night. 

Yours Jos. B. HINTON 



Youthful Murderer, 1900 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Tues., Aug. 14, 1900 

Monday afternoon near Whichard, in Carolina township, a 7 year old colored boy murdered his 5 year old 
playmate. The particulars as telephones to THE REFLECTOR are that several children had gathered at the house of a 
colored man named William CHAUNCY, the grown people all being off at work. Gus CHAUNCEY, aged 7 years, 
and Elijah WILSON, aged 5 years, fell out about something when Gus went in the house and got his father's gun and 
shot Elijah. The load tore the top of Elijah's head off, killing him instantly. Some investigation was made of the 
matter, but the boy was deemed too young to put in jail. He said he did not know the gun was loaded. His father was 
not in the habit of keeping it loaded but lent it out a few days ago and it was carried back loaded. 



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Imitation F. W. Baptist Meeting House, 1831 



Found in Pitt County Deed Book GG, p. 303; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 
This church eventually became known as he Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

This Indenture made the seventeenth dat of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty 
one between William MILLS of the one part and Urias ELKS Robert DIXON and Jordan COX of the other part, 
all of the state & county aforesaid assented Trustees for the free will baptist Church meating house which is intended 
to be bould at the cross ro ades between William MILLS & Hayey MILLS Witnesseth that for and in consideration 
of the sum of Five Dollars in hand paid by the sais trustees to the said Wm MILLS at or before the sealing and 
delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said MILLS doth acknowledge and therefore doth acknowledge 
release & discharge the said Trustees for the fr eewi ll Baptist Church granted bargained and sold aliened and 
confirmed a certainpiece or parcel of land Lying and being in the county aforesaid at the cross roads leads to the 
[IN BINDING] mny on the west side of the road l ede s to n ewber n beginning at a litewood stump near the forks of 
the road thence south west to api ne thence west s am degrees north to api ne thence north s am degrees east to a black 
Jack thence East to the begining containing one acre more or less I the said William MILLS bind my self and heirs 
and aseig ns forever to warrant and defend the Land that is mentioned to the said trustees and the church of the 
freewill Baptist Witness my Hand & Seal 

Witness- — William (his mark) MILLS {Seal} 

Noah ARNOLD 
Ares BUCK 

February Sessions 1835 

Then this Deed was Exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law on oath of Ares BUCK a Subscribing 
Witness thereto ordered to be registered Attest Archd. PARKER Clk 



Benjamin Carroway Family Photo, 1910 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sept. 22, 1910 

A Family Group in Which are Fifty-Four Persons 

Mr. H. L. COWARD has a picture of which he is very proud, and takes pleasure in showing it to his friends. It is a 
family group of Mr. Benjamin CARROWAY, of Greene county, and the picture was taken at a recent family re- 
union at his home. Mr. CARROWAY is 64 years of age and his wife 60, both of them being well preserved. They 
have ten children, eight of whom are married and have families of their own. On the occasion of the family re-union 
these married children, with their respective husbands and wives were present, as were also the grand children, with 
the exception of two. The total number of persons in the group was 54, all being of three generations — parents, 
children and grand children — there being as yet no great grandchildren in the family. It is a remarkable picture, and 
looking almost like it might represent a school gathering. 



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Col. John Hardee Cemetery, 1834 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book GG, p. 383; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

This Indenture made the 10 th day of Jany in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & thirty four between Genl. 
Samuel SIMPSON of Fort Barnwell craven county In the State of North Carolina of the one part, & Luke 
ALBRITTON Esq of the County of Pitt & State aforesd of the other part, Witnesseth that the sd Saml. SIMPSON 
for & in consideration of the of one thousand dollars to him in hand paid at & before the sealing & Delivery of these 
presents the right whereof is hereby acknowledged hath Given Granted bargained [IN BINDIND] & by these 
presents doth fully freely and Asolutely give grant bargain and sell unto the said Luke ALBRITTON his Heirs & 
assigns forever Two hundred and sixty nine acres (269) of land situate lying and being in the county of Pitt in the 
State aforesaid on the south side of Tar River & south side of Hardees creek begining at a stake and running south 
75 East to the dividing line between James SHEPPARD and Saml SIMPSON and thence with that line South 20 & 

East to the river thence up the river to a red oak a corner of Col John HARDEEs Pattent thence south 15 west 

with the line of that Pattent to Hardys creek or run thence up the various courses of that run to the dividing line 

between ENLOWE and HARDY thence with line south 15 west 133 poles to the be gini ng containing 269 acres 

more or less, this [IN BINDING] was intended to convey SIMPSONS part of the Land formerly owned by Col John 
[IN BINDING] Dec agreeable to the division made by the commissioners appointed by court to devide said land 
between Saml SIMPSON and James SHEPPARD and the aforesaid Saml SIMPSON hereby excepting one quarter 
of an acre of Land which is to include burying Ground of Col. John HARDYS family . To have and To hold the 
aforesd land premises with all & singular the profits pr evile dges and ap pertainan ces thereunto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining and all the Estate Right title Interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Saml 
SIMPSON his Heirs Executors & Aministrators unto him the said Luke ALBRITTON his Heirs & assigns forever 
and I the said Saml SIMPSON do hereby bind myself my Heirs & Executors Administrators to warrant and defend 
the aforesaid land & premises unto him the said Luke ALBRITTON his Heirs or assigns from the lawful claim of all 
persons whatsoever In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal day and date above written — The word land 
was underlined before signed 

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of } Samuel SIMPSON {Seal} 

Saml. P. BIDDLE 
Jn NORCOTT 



W. J. Briley's Child Burned, 1905 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Jan. 16, 1905 

This morning the 18-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BRILEY, who live about five miles from town, was 
accidently burned to death. The child while unobserved stuck a broom in the fire and in playing with this its clothing 
caught. The child lived about five hours after the accident. 



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Joyner-May Marriage Contract, 1835 

This original document was found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, #480, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦J> «$> «$► 

John JOINER & Harriet MAY Marriage Contract 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Whereas we John JOINER and Harriet MAY both of the State & County aforesaid have agreed to enter with each 
other in the Holy State marriage and before consumating the same, have solemnly entered into the following 
agreement (Vizt) I the Said John JOINER on my part do agree and bind myself my heirs &c. that if I Should be the 
longest liver that on the death of Said Harriet, all the negroes of said Harriet and all other property which she now 
owns or possesses with all increase of negroes except Such things thatn may be used and worn out or perish, Shall 
be given up to be divided among her children as if she had not been married to me, and if I Should depart this life 
first She is to have all the said property restored to her and is to claim noth 

In presence ofing from my estate and I the Said Harriet MAY on my part do hereby agree that if I Should be the 
longest liver on receiving the property which I now possess with any increase of negroes that may come from those I 
now own. I do by these presents give up all & every right to dower or any other property of any kind, that may 
belong to the estate of Said John JOINER, and in full faith and confidence that the above agreement Shall be fully 
and faithfully fullfilled we bind ourselves our heirs Exrt. & Admrs. and hereby wave any informalities or want of 
form in the above writing, but agree it Shall be binding in law and Equity agreeable to the true intent and meaning 
thereof in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & Seals the 14 day of May 1835. 
In presence of 

Thomas DUPREE John JOINER {Seal} 

Robert WILLIAMS Harriot MAY {Seal} 

The above marriage Contract was proven before J L BAILY Judge of the Superior Court on the 14 th day of March 
1 837. Book HH Page 288 James C. ALBRITTON Regrt 



Mad Dog Bit James Vandiford, 1911 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sat., July 15, 191 1 

Last Sunday while a crowd was at Sunday school at the Nichols school house, district No. 3, Beaver Dam 
township, Mr. James VANDIFORD, a young man grown, was bitten by a supposed mad dog. Several others had 
narrow escapes, and Mr. VANDIFORD would have escaped, but for the fact that in trying to get out of the dog's 
way he fell. Then the dog bit him. Dr. E. A. MOYE cauterized the wound and sent Mr. VANDIFORD to Raleigh for 
treatment. The crowd was coming out of the school house when the dog was seen acting strangely. Then it was said 
"Give the dog a wide berth, something ails him." But the dog rushed at them with the above result. The dog then 
went off and bit some hogs at Mr. FORLINES, a dog at Mr. Alfred NICHOLS, some hogs at Mr. MC ARTHURS 
and there are reports of other dogs being bitten. Later a dog supposed to be the same one was killed at Mr. John 
HEMBY'S store. His head was sent to Raleigh and the analysis showed well developed hydrophobia. 



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Jordan Nelson Letter, 1845 

This letter from Jordan Nelson to his family is found in Collection #292 Bryan Grimes Papers, Southern Historical 
Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[Envelope] 

State of North Carolina 
Beaufort County Washington Post office 
Susan NELSON or Frances E NELSON 
in care of Edward LAUG HINHO USE 



Linton, State of Alabama Marengo County 

Dear Wife and Daughters 

I take my pen in hand to inform you all my travel to this place after I ariv d at Snow hill I was taken Sick and was very 
unwell until I left Charleston South Carolina then I got better until I got to Montgomery Alabama and was unwell until 
three or four Days after I arivd at Linden but now I feel t olarabel well but the weather is so warm I want to leave here 
tomorrow for Greensborough but I dont think I Shall Stay there long if nothing happens I think I Shall be at home 
about the 25 th of this month I have not got through with my Buisiness but I expect to get through with all that I Can do 
at present today, and tomorrow I Shall Leave. Mr SATTERTHWAIT is now at Greensborough when we parted he was 
well we Did not Do as well as I expected in the Sale of our negroes they ar Down, we have not met with any accidents 
on Road yet but we ware in Danger onst the I ngion t R unn off the tract and onst one of the arcettrus ? Broke and 
Excited all the passengers very much but no Damage ware Done we took the Cares at Goldsborough on Tuesday the 
3 r of June and the Day we ware at Charleston and Sunday we Staid at one Mr GOLSTON, in Alabama in the 
Cainbrake the first night S tupt on the way after we left Godsborough next Day Mr GOL DST ON Sent us to 
Demoppolus the next Day we Arived at Linden the next Day I went to my Sister in laws and Staid there all night and 
until after Dinner then returnd to Linden, I have Ben aborde three Railrods & two Steam Boats and three Stages but I 
like the but I like to travel on the Steambots best we have a Chance of resting and Sleep, But its verry expencive 
traveling this Rout besides our passage we have to pay $1 .50 per Day and Some times more but I never Should have 
Stood traveling horse back this warm weather it is warmer here than it is in North Carolina I have seen fields of Corn 
in full Bloom and Cotton fields of a 100 Acres from Knee high to Vz thigh high on a level and some the Richest land I 
ever Expected to See there is no end to the Soil this land layes in the Cain brake now I wind up to wright you no more 
until I get home, 

June the 16 th 1 845 Your Affectionate Husband & Father 

Jordan NELSON 



G. M. Tucker House Burglary Attempt, 1893 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Feb. 8, 1893 

Mr. G. M. TUCKER tells us that someone went to his home about 5 miles from town, during his absence last 
Friday night and tried to break in the house. Mr. TUCKER and the children were home and were awakened by the 
noise the wood-be burglar made. They got up and a little son fired a gun out an upstairs window which frightened the 
intruder away. An examination showed that a lock had nearly been pried off the door in the attempt to effect an 
entrance into the house. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1864 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for 
August-November 1864, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 

Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

(TO (TO (To CTD uu CTD Cu (To CTD 



Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter sessions began & held for the County of Pitt at the 
Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in May 1864 
Present} H. S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. CANNON 
[p. 245] 

William COX fined for not appearing for jury 

John B. LUCAS executor named in the Will of Jacob VANDEVERE deed having renounced his office as executor, 
it is ordered that Wm R. DELANY be appointed administrator with the will annexed, he entering bond in the sum of 
$25,000 with J. J. PERKINS and W M B BROWN as sureties. Bond given and administrator qualified. Let letters of 
administration with the will annexed issue to the said W. R. DELANY. 

H. G. PARKER Administrator of L. D.? LITTLE deed returns his account current with said Estate on oath 

Jesse NOBLES Guardian to Lewis BURNEY returns his account current with said Ward upon oath 
[REPEATED ON PAGE 246] 

On motion ordered that Ellen BERNARD be appointed administrator on the estate of Joseph B. BERNARD deed, 
she entering into bond in the sum of $30,000 with G. BERNARD, T. P. BERNARD, W. A. BERNARD and W. 
WHITEHEAD as sureties. Bond given and administrator qualified. 

W. A. JENKINS and C. PERKINS Ex of James S. CLARK deed, returns inventory of account of sale of property of 
Alifair TAYLOR deed, upon oath [p. 247] 

Ordered by the Court that Caleb CANNON be appointed administrator upon the estate of Nathan BO WD EN deed 
upon his entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 with Jonathan MCGLAWHORN & Ara JONES as sureties. 
Administrator qualified according to law. 

James H. TAFT being called out and failing to appear 

T. P. BERNARD & J. P. BERNARD Executors of Blount NOBLES deed returns their account of sales of said 
estate on oath. 

E. P. DANIEL Guardian to the heirs of Daniel WARD returns his account of hiring of negroes on oath. 

The Will of Joab HERRINGTON Senr. deed, was exhibited in open court by Caleb CANNON executor therein 
named. The will was duly proved by the oath & examination of Jos. J. PERKINS? one of the subscribing witnesses 
thereto. Caleb CANNON is duly qualified as executor after giving bond $14,000 with Elias J. BLOUNT and 
William FLANAKIN as sureties. Ordered the will and probate be recorded. 



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Ordered by the Court that Marina LANGLEY widow of David LANGLEY deed, has relinquished her right of 
administration in favor of Saml. H. LANGLEY & Wm. H. PERKINS. It is ordered that administration on the sd. estate 
of David LANGLEY be granted to sd. Saml. H. LANGLEY & W. H. PERKINS on they giving bond of $250,000 with 
Churchill PERKINS, James L. LANGLEY, Benj. DANIEL & Reddick CARNEY as sureties. 

On motion it is ordered that letters of Administration on the estate of David P. LANGLEY deed, issue to James P. 
LANGLEY on his entering into bond of $26,000 with Samuel LANGLEY and C. PERKINS as sureties.. Bond given 
and administrator qualified. It is further ordered the administrator have leave to sell the perishable property in the 
manner prescribed by act of assembly, [p. 249] 

Ordered by the Court that Reuben WHITEHURST be exempt from paying tax upon a negro boy George valued at 
$400. 

On motion it is ordered by the court that Pennie ALBRITTON be appointed administratrix on the estate of Eliza 
HERRTNGTON on her entering into bond of $20,000 with Samuel H. LANGLEY and Enoch MOORE as sureties. 
Bond and Admintrx. qualified. 

Josephus LATHAM admr. on the estate of Nancy E. BROWN deed, returns inventory & account of sales of said 
Estate on oath. 

Wm. M. NELSON Guardian to Joseph B. HARDEE renews his bond in the sum of $100,000 with J. F. BOYD, Bryant 
SMITH, John S. TAFT, James H. TAFT & Wm. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE as sureties. Bond given & accepted by the 
Court. 

Ordered by the Court that Henry SHEPPARD is appointed admr. on the estate of Joseph A. WILLIAMS deed, he 
giving bond in the sum of $80,000 with Sherrod TYSON & [FAINT] as sureties. Bond given & admr. qualified. 
[p.249] 

Alley KING Et Al vs. John KING Et AL} publication for non-residents to be made. Report to next Court. 

Wm. M. COX Guardian to the minor heirs of Washington KINSAUL deed, returns his account current with said wards 
on oath. 

Henry SHEPPARD admr. on the estate of Benj. W. TURNAGE deed, returns his notice to creditors. Also his notice to 
creditors as admr. of Col. G. B. SINGELTARY deed. Also his notice to creditors as admr of Jos. A. WILLIAMS deed. 
[p.250] 

J. H. JENKINS admr. of W. A. WHITEHURST deed, returns his inventory and account of sales of said Estate on oath. 

? B ROUNTREE Adminstrx of Henry M. ROUNTREE returns account of hiring of negroes of said estate on oath. 

On Motion Henry GAGANOUS (GURGANUS) was allowed to renew his bond as guardian to the minor children of 
[FAINT] he giving bond in the sum of $75,000 with C. PERKINS, [FAINT], Willis H. WHICHARD as sureties. Bond 
given & accepted by the Court, [p. 250] 

Daniel HILL guardian to Perlina DANIEL returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE guardian to the minor heirs of Henry MILLS deed, returns his account current with his 
said wards on oath. 



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W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE guardian to the minor heirs of Henry MILLS deed, returns his account current with his 
said wards on oath. 

? BROWN guardian to the minor heirs of Arie BROWN returns his account current with his said wards on 

oath. [p. 251] 

The Will of Esther J. BLOUNT deed, was exhibited in open court by Elias J. BLOUNT and Richard H. BLOUNT 
two of the executors therein named. J. M. HINES one of the subscribing witnesses is a soldier in the Army and out 
of the State and H. E. JOYNER the other subscribing witness is dead. The handwriting of J. M. HINES was proved 

by Peter E. HINES and the handwriting of H. E. JOYNER was proved by ? and Moses MOYE. They give bond 

of $150,000 with Caleb CANNON and Edward PATRICK and Peter E. HINES as sureties. Ordered the Will and 
probate be recorded. 

Ivy BEDDARD admr. of R ichard ? BEDDARD deed, returns his inventory and account of sales of said estate on 
oath. 

The Will of Little Berry THIGPEN deed, was exhibited in open court by the subscribing witnesses Reuben 
COBB and Eliza? C GWALTNEY. James A. THIGPEN the executor therein named. Mrs. Anna THIGPEN said 

administratrix with Will annexed gives bond of $100,000 with John L. [FAINT] and Ivey FLEMING as 

sureties. Mrs. Anna THIGPEN qualified as admntrx. by taking the oath prescribed by law. 



Fleming Family Reunion, 1925 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Tues., Nov. 24, 1925 

Twenty-Two Members of Family of Mr. O. C. Fleming Spend a Pleasant Day at Stokes. 

(By Lucille FLEMING) 

STOKES, Nov. 24 There was much joy and pleasure reflected Friday, Nov. the 20 th , 1925, when the family of O. 

C. FLEMING of Stokes, N.C. came together for a reunion. 

There was about twenty-two of the family present including all of his children and grandchildren. Mr. 
Fleming is 76 years old and very active for his age. 

Mr. FLEMING was married once. His wife passed away several years ago, leaving to this union, six 
children, four boys and two girls, all of which are living and present on this occasion, except one who died several 
years ago. The children of Mr. FLEMING present were: Miss Mary FLEMING of Stokes, Mr. J. S. FLEMING of 
Stokes, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. FLEMING of Stokes, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. FLEMING of Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. 
RAWLS, of Robersonville with their families. 

The guests began to arrive about twelve o'clock and by twelve-thirty all were there. 

After the guests had all arrived they went in the living room where his grand-daughters, Lucille and Janie 
L. FLEMING presented him with a large rocking chair as his birthday gift. 

About one o'clock a bountiful dinner was served. The old folks then gathered around the house talking of 
olden times, while the children played around the yard. Soon they all departed to their homes after having spent a 
day that will long be remembered. 



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Alifair Taylor Estate Sale, 1862 

Found in Alifair Taylor Estate Records, Pitt County Estates, CR 079.508, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Inventory and account of sales of the property belonging to the estate of Alifair TAYLOR deed. 
Amount of property sold by James S CLARK Administrator on the 9 th of September 1 862 



One tin Baker 

1 Trunk 

1 Basket 

1 Glass Pitcher 

1 Chiny Pitcher 

1 Mug 

1 Sugar Box 

1 Bed Spread 

1 Bed Quilt 

2 Bed Quilts 

3 Bed Quilts 
1 Chamber 

1 Bed Stead & furniture 

1 Pair Shoes 

2 pair Shoes 
1 Tin Trunk 

1 Handkerchief 
1 Shawl 
1 Blanket 
All her clothing 

3 Books 

1 Cart Plow 

1 Set Waffle Irons 

1 Axe 

Amt Brot forward 
1 Cart 

1 Saw 

2 Choice Sows 

3 Choice hogs 

1 Cow & Calf 

2 Cows 
1 Heifer 

1 Estray 

2 Estray 

3 Estray yearling 
1 Tub 

1 Pail 
1 Basket 
1 Tickler 

Amount of money on hand 



Albert MOORE $1.00 
" " " " " $3.00 
C H TAYLOR .30 
Benj WHITEHURST $ 1 .25 
Benj WHITEHURST .85 
Penny Ann WHITEHURST .20 
Batson WHITEHURST .30 
Milly TAYLOR .25 
Batson WHITEHURST $ 1 .00 
Batson WHITEHURST $ 1 .00 
Benj WHITEHURST $4.55 
Milly TAYLOR .10 
Batson WHITEHURST $2.10 
Penny A WHITEHURST $1.00 
Albert MOORE $1.10 
H.W.MARTIN .50 
Benj WHITEHURST .60 
Milly TAYLOR .15 
Delitha TAYLOR .05 
Milly TAYLOR .15 
C.H.TAYLOR .10 
Milly TAYLOR $1.35 
C.H.TAYLOR .25 
Milly TAYLOR $1.00 
$22.15 

Milly TAYLOR 0.50 
H. W. MARTIN $7.00 
J. H. BARNHILL $7.50 
C.H.TAYLOR $1.30 
J.S.CLARK $16.00 
J. S. CLARK $12.50 
J.S.CLARK $13.25 
J.S.CLARK $11.00 
J. S. CLARK $8.75 
J. S. CLARK $5.50 
Milly TAYLOR .65 
Milly TAYLOR .10 
Milly TAYLOR .10 
Batson WHITEHURST .10 
9 th Sept 1862 $24.38 
$130.93 



This inventory is taken from the book Kept by Jas. S. CLARK Administrator. 

It is thought she left brothers & sisters who will heir the property Respectfully 

C. PERKINS & Will. A JENKINS 
Executors of James S. CLARK deed 



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Frank Mills Assault, 1900 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Fri., Aug. 17, 1900 



♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Mr. Frank MILLS, a one armed Confederate soldier, of Chicod, with a little boy, started home after night 
Saturday evening from Greenville. When they got near Mr. W. H. TUCKER'S place, about two miles from town, 
two drunken negroes, Shade ADAMS and Bob JOHNSON, overtook him and began cursing and abusing him for 
voting for the Amendment and for being a Democrat and taking the negroes right to vote away from them. Mr. 
MILLS told them to go on as he did not want to have any fuss with them. After cursing for awhile they run over his 
buggy and broke one of the wheels down which threw Mr. MILLS out in the road. ADAMS began cursing him 
again and took a rail from the fence and struck at Mr. MILLS with it. Mr. MILLS ducked down and avoided the 
lick, the rail striking the ground behind him. He raise4d up opening his knife with his teeth and made a strike at 
ADAMS cutting his throat a terrible gash. He then cut him in the shoulder and several times across the breast. 
ADAMS called for help from JOHNSON, who took a rail and started for Mr. MILLS, who again avoided the blow 
and closed in and began using his knife on JOHNSON pretty freely. 

After the fight ADAMS and JOHNSON managed to get into their buggy and drove off leaving MILLS in 

the road. 

Mr. MILLS had been to Greenville and gotten two buggy wheels that day which were fastened on the back 
of his buggy. He took one of these and put in the place of the smashed one and returned to town to get warrants out 
for the negroes. In the meantime the negroes had gone on down the road and on arriving at the County Home, one of 
them fell out of the buggy, supposed from a loss of blood, the other one driving on. Mr. J. W. SMITH , 
Superintendent of the Home, came out and found him lying in the road groaning, and upon examination found that 
his throat was cut, and his shoulder blade cut, besides several cuts on his breast. He came to town and reported the 
matter. It was thought that ADAMS would be dead by Sunday morning, but at last accounts was still alive. Mr. 
MILLS has the reputation of being a man of great courage as well as active. He is a famous hunter and though 
having but one arm uses both gun and knife very skillfully. He has perhaps killed more deer than any other man in 
the county, and it is said that if a bear makes a track in his neighborhood, Bruin is sure to lose his hide. Those 
negroes thought they could take advantage of his being a one-armed man, but next time they had better tackle a 
circular saw. What Mr. MILLS done for them is no more than they deserve. 



Mrs. Rebecca Hardee Reunion, 1926 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Mon., April 26, 1926 

On Friday afternoon, the children and grand-children of Mrs. Rebecca HARDEE gathered at the home of 
her son, Mr. S. M. HARDEE, to celebrate their mother's 80 th birthday. The following were present: Mrs. G. W. 
STOKES and children; Mr. Jim HARDEE; Mr. and Mrs. C. R. HARDEE and children; Mrs. Addie EDWARDS and 
children; Mr. and Mrs. John GLADSON and children; Mr. and Mrs. Major MILLS and children; Mr. and Mrs. 
Oscar HARDEE and children; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. HARDEE and children, of Williamston; Mr. and Mrs. Jethro 
MILLS and children; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. HARDEE and children; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert BIBBS and children. After 
they had all gathered, they had a bountiful supper. The supper consisted of boiled ham, chicken sandwiches, 
barbecue, bread, pickles, deviled eggs and cakes of all kinds. It was a large gathering of children and grand-children, 
there being 1 1 children, 67 grand-children and 5 1 great grand-children present. It was a great pleasure to them all, 
since they were blessed to all be with mother and grand-mother again. After supper they all departed, wishing her 
many more happy birthdays. 



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Wilson County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Wilson County Court House, Wilson, NC. Obviously not all 
information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



E. B. CHURCHWELL, b. Nov. 29, 1879 in Wilson Co., NC, d. Jan. 24, 1918; jeweler 
F: W. J. CHURCHWELL, b. Bertie Co, NC 
M: Mary E. DAVIS, b. Lenoir Co., NC 

Lawrence E. BARRETT, b. July 6, 1893 in Kinston, NC, d. Mar. 23, 1918 in Wilson, NC; of diabetes 
F: J. E. BARRETT, b. Bertie Co., NC guard at Dupont Powder Co. 

M: Annie E. BYNUM, b. Pitt County 

Jesse VINSON, age 93, b. Pitt County, d. May 17, 1918; buried Wilson County 
Parents: ????? 

Jesse BLANIFORD, age 70, b. Greene County, d. Feb. 7, 1918 at Wilson County Home 
Parents: ????? 

John RUFF, abt. 83, b. Greene Co., inmate of Old Soldiers Home, Raleigh, NC, d. Sept. 28, 1918 Stantonsburg, NC 
F: Eriam RUFF, b. NC 
M: Polly STEPT, b. NC 

Mrs. Mary FARMER, b. Beaufort Co., NC, d. Oct. 17, 1918 in Wilson Twsp. 
F: John R. MOORE, b. NC 
M: Sallie MASTERS, b. NC 

Jim MOORE, age 21, married, b. Pitt County, d. Oct. 23, 1918 in Wilson Twsp. 
F: John H. MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Emma CASE, b. Pitt County 

Augustus G. COBB, b. Apr. 15, 1891 in Wilson, NC, d. Oct. 12, 1918 in Toisnot Twsp. 
F: Augustus COBB, b. NC 
M: Morning TYSON, b. NC 

George F. SPIKES, b. 1882 in Greene Co., NC, d. Nov. 20, 1918 in Wilson, NC 

F: Henry SPIKES, b. NC 

M: Martha SHIRLEY, b. Greene Co., NC 

Mrs. Adline BAKER, age 38, b. Pitt County, d. Jan. 17, 1919 in Wilson Twsp. 
F: B. F. TUGWELL, b. NC 
M: Sarah E. NORVILLE, b. NC 

Raymond DAVIS (md. Daisy COBB) b. 1884 in NC, d. Feb. 21, 1919 in Saratoga Twsp. 
F: Charley DAVIS, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha FORREST, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Daisy COBB DAVIS, abt. 34, d. Feb. 20, 1919 in Saratoga Twsp. 
PARENTS ??? 



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Benjamin Franklin GARDNER (m. Lena DRIVER) b. June 14, 1889 Pitt Co., d. Mar. 13, 1919 Toisnot Twsp. 
F: James W. GARDNER, b. Nash County, NC 
M: Susan THIGPEN, b. Pitt County 

James H. MASHBURNE, b. Feb. 14, 1841 in Edgecombe Co., d. Apr. 3, 1919 in Wilson County, NC 
F: Samuel MASHBURNE, b. Wake County, NC Wilson Town Policeman 

M: Susan FORBES, b. Pitt County 

Dixie Lee PROCTOR, b. Feb. 13, 1919 near Lucama, NC, d. Apr. 10, 1919 near Lucama, NC 

F: C. T. PROCTOR, b. Pitt County 

M: Rosa K. LANGSTON, b. Wilson County 

Mrs. J. I. TYSON, b. 1894 in Pitt Co., d. May 13, 1919 in Wilson Co.; buried in Greenville, NC 
F: Bill BALDREE, b. NC 
M: Martha JAMES, b. NC 

Burrell Henry BARNES, b. Nov. 25, 1852 near Elm City, NC, d. June 7, 1919 at Elm City, NC 
F: Jacob Henry BARNES, b. Edgecombe County 
M: SKINNER, b. Greenville, NC 

Mrs. Moses DEW, age 59, b. Wilson County, d. June 16, 1919 in Wilson, NC 
F: Meadie WILLIFORD, b. Wilson County 
M: Elizabeth MOORE, b. Pitt County 

Luke HEMBY, age 53, b. in Pitt County, d. Nov. 27, 1919 in Wilson, NC; of accidental gunshot 
F: Huel HEMBY, b. NC 

M: ????? 

Jim B. OWENS, age 65, b. NC, d. Dec. 22, 1919 in Wilson, NC of a neck carbuncle; buried in Pitt County 
F: Kitchen OWENS 

M" ?????? 

Mrs. Maggie BELL (m. Charlie BELL) b. June 6, 1886 in Pitt County, d. Dec. 18, 1919 from childbirth 

F: Ed OWENS, b. ??? 

M: Eliza OWENS, b. Edgecombe County 

B. A. JOYNER, b. Feb. 19, 1885 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 9, 1920 in Wilson, NC; merchant, buried Farmville, NC 
F: W. C. JOYNER, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary J. EDGE, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Martha E. MOORE, b. Nov. 1849 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 5, 1920 in Saratoga Twsp. 
F: Jesse SHACKLEFORD, b. NC 
M: Lydia HINSON, b. NC 

Mrs. Lovie Jane CASON, age 76, b. Vanceboro, NC, d. May 17, 1920 in Stantonsburg, NC 
F: Stephen WETHERINGTON, b. Vanceboro, NC 
M: Sarah Bathe ANDERSON, b. New Bern, NC 



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Mrs. Laura CRAFT (md. John) b. June 18, 1852 in Greene Co., d. May 12, 1920 in Saratoga Twsp.; of breast cancer 

F: Ashley GAY, b. Greene County 

M: Elizabeth BEAMAN, b. Greene County 

Mary Clark JOYNER, age 2, b. Wilson Co., d. June 18, 1920 from eating sand 

F: B. A. JOYNER, b. NC 

M: Ruth DEANS, b. Wilson, NC 

Mrs. Sarah S. RASBERRY, b. abt 1850 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 1, 1920 in Wilson Twsp. 
F: Henry G. SPEIGHT, b. NC 
M: Lydia RASBERRY, b. NC 

Mrs. Emma M. WOOTEN, b. 1898 in Pitt Co., d. May 29, 1921 in Wilson, NC 

F: S. W. MURPHY, b. Lenoir County 

M: Rebecca GRIMSLEY, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Martha Frances NORMAN (md. Isaac W.) b. Jan. 6, 1868 in Pitt Co., d. July 17, 1921 in Wilson, NC 

F: Jim BUNDY, b. Pitt County 

M: Pollie Ann BREWER, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sallie GARDNER, (md. Jashy B.) b. Aug. 2, 1841 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 17, 1921 Wilson, NC; buried Fountain, NC 

F: Benj. DANIEL, b. Pitt County 

M: Maithia COBB, b. Edgecombe County 

Bert TYSON (md. Anna KING) b. Sept. 18, 1887 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 28, 1921 near Wilson, NC 
F: Henry TYSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary BAKER, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Edith A. HARRINGTON (md. James F.) b. May 12, 1880 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 13, 1921 in Wilson, NC 
F: Warren TUCKER, b. Pitt County 
M: Susan TUCKER, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Susan HARRIS (md. Able HARRIS) b. abt 1844 Pitt Co., d. Feb. 25, 1922 in Elm City, NC; buried Pitt Co. 

F: S. FULFORD, b. ??? 

M: Latha FULFORD, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Julia J. FULFORD (md. Richard) b. abt. 1866 in Pitt Co., d. May 5, 1922 in Wilson, NC; buried Farmville, NC 
F: Able HARRIS, b. Pitt County 
M: Susan FULFORD, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Lee SUTTON, b. abt. 1895 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 3, 1922 in Wilson, NC; buried in Pitt County 
F: J. W. SMITH, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary JAMES, b. Pitt County 

Permelia WETHINGTON, b. Dec. 12, 1841 in Vanceboro, NC, d. Oct. 28, 1922 in Stantonsburg, NC 

F: Stephen WETHINGTON, b. NC 

M: Sarah Anderson BUTLER, b. near Grifton, NC 



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E. Hawkins OWENS, b. Jan. 1855 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 21, 1922 in Gardners Twsp. 

F: John OWENS, b. Pitt County 

M: Mary WOOTEN, b. Edgecombe County 

Jack FORD, b. abt. 1915 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 27, 1922 in Wilson, NC 
F: J. J. FORD, b. NC 

M: Margaret GODFREY, b. South Carolina 

Mrs. Elizabeth THIGPEN (md. Bob) b. abt. 1861 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 17, 1923 in Saratoga Twsp. 
F: Kitchen OWENS, b. Pitt County 
M: Rebecca RODGERS, b. ??? 

Mrs. Nancy TURNAGE, b. abt. 1 840, d. March 13, 1924 in Stantonsburg, NC; buried in Jackson Cem., Pitt County 
F: Shade JACKSON, b. Pitt County 
M: ??????. b. Pitt County 

Benjamin F. TUGWELL (md. Annie ROWLAND) b. Feb. 22, 1848 in Pitt County, d. Apr. 12, 1924 in Wilson, NC 
F: Ben TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Celia SMITH, b. Pitt County 

Wiley CORBETT, b. Mar. 28, 1855 in Pitt Co., d. April 25, 1924 in Wilson, NC 
F: Joseph CORBETT, b. ???? 
M: ????? 

Mrs. Nancy C. TRIPP, b. abt. 1853 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 13, 1925 in Wilson, NC; buried in Reedy Branch Cem. 
F: Charles HARRIS, b. NC 
M: Elizabeth NICHOLS, b. NC 

Miss Fannie PEOPLES, b. July 1850 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 9, 1925 in the Wilson County County Home 
F: Henry PEOPLES, b. Pitt County 
M: Clara PHILLIPS, b. Pitt County 

Warren GARDNER (md. Minnie) b. Jan. 28, 1877 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 1, 1927 when car hit by train. 
F: Bailey GARDNER 
M: Bissie DILDY 

Thomas Jordan MOORE, b. 1839 in Pitt Co., d. May 14, 1927 in Saratoga Twsp.; minister 
F: Ichabod MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Elizabeth JONES, b. Pitt County 

Elias Burden DAIL, b. Apr. 25, 1854 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 14, 1928 in Taylors Twsp. 

F: Joe DAIL, b. Pitt County 

M: Susan ALBRITTON, b. Pitt County 

Joseph Robert Gardner, b. Oct. 27, 1882 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 3, 1928 at Toisnot, NC from suicide 
F: James William GARDNER, b. Wilson County 
M: Susan THIGPEN, b. Pitt County 



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Dennis Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Courthouse, Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 



Dennis, Arthur (54) John Dennis & Dennis [sic] 

Weathington, Jane (45) Jesse Tyson & Lydia 

Jan. 20, 1879. Greenville twsp. Jno. B. Worsley, JP 
Robt. Green, Alfred Nichols, Peyton A. Allen 

Dennis, John (21) Skelton Dennis & Sarah 

Case, Sarah L. (1 8) ng & Betsy Case 

Aug. 13, 1893. Contentnea. A. L. Harrington, JP 
J. A. Roberson, J. J. Smith, C. C. Braxton 

Dennis, Skilton (45) ng & Mauther? Dennis 
Nichols, Patsy A. (43) Whitty Nichols & Louisa 
Jan. 1 1, 1887. Contentnea. J. D. Cox, JP 
Ferdinand Harris, James Harris, A. Cox 

Dennis, Wm. D. (20) Skelton Dennis & Sarah 

Garris, Susan (22) John Garris & Mary 

June 26, 1892. Contentnea. A. L. Harrington 
Jesse T. Hart, John Jolly, J. W. Hopkins 

Garris, W. J. (22) J. B. Garris & Mary 

Dennis, George Ann (19) Skileton Dennis & Sarah 

Nov. 18, 1888. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

Joab Harrington, Spencer Harris, George Parker 

Jones, Benjamin (34) James Jones & Mary 
Dennis, Jacky Ann (38) Elias Cannon & Martha Dennis 
Apr. 22, 1877. Contentnea. Jno. B. Garris, JP 
S. Dennis, Sarah Dennis, Martha Harris 

O'Neal, Ben Asa (22) ng 
Dennis, Delia (19) ng 

Sept. 2, 1873. Greenville twsp. Josephus Latham, Min. 

B. C. Pearce, A. H. Mansfield, W. S. Cherry 

Privett, Charles M. (2 1 ) ng 

Dennis, Martha M. (20) ng 

June 12, 1873. Greenville twsp. W. L. Cherry, JP 
J. L. Langly, A. H. Mansfield, W. T. Paul 



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Bible Records 



Henry W. Dupree Bible Record 

Taken from a handwritten transcription found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, #480, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. No frontpiece information given. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

MARRIAGES 

H. W. Dupree and Fannie A Ricks was married in the year of our Lord A.D. Dec. 15 th 1869 
Henry W. Dupree and Harriett L. Brake was married in the year of our Lord A.D. August 5 th 1885 

BIRTHS 

Minnie Lee, Daughter of Fannie A. & H. W. Dupree was Born A.D. Oct. 17 th 1870. 

John Henry was Born A.D. Sept. 17 th 1873. 

Robb Ricks was Born A.D. Jan. 1 1 th 1875 

Mary Emma was Born A.D. July 7 th 1877 

Infant Born & died same date June 18 th 1879 

William Jasper was Born A.D. May 26 th 1880. 

Jas. Walter was Born A.D. Aug. 6 th 1882 

Joseph Louis was Born A.D. Dec. 13 th 1888 

Benjamin Franklin was Born A.D. Oct. 26 th 1890. 

DEATHS 

Fannie A. Dupree departed this life De. 23, 1884 
Emma Sumerlin departed this life August. 21 ,1941 . 



Joe Stocks Bible Record 

Transcribed from camera copies of the original pages taken by Teresa Wall. A woman brought this large Stocks 
bible to the last PCFR meeting and to our regret her name was not recorded. We will update this record in a future 
Quarterly once we find the woman again. 

MARRIAGE FRONTPIECE 

Clemmy A Stocks Was Born June the 4 1854 Dide Septembr the 1 1912 
Mary L Joyner dauter of Joseph Stocks clemey his wif died March 7 19014 

MARRIAGES 

Joe Stocks was ma rrde d to Clemy Nichols December 8 1 874 
Dazie Stocks daughter of W H Stocks and Mime his Wife was Born May 25 19010 
Charlie W Tripp son of Joseph Tripp and Louisa his wife was Born November 19 — 1908 
Mamie Ruth Dunn daughterfo Joe Dunn Clara his wife was born December the 4 1909. 
Christine Stox was married to Farrel (Jolly) December 31, 1931 

BIRTHS 

E wad A Stocks son of Joseph Stocks and Clemey his wife was born September 6 1 876 
W F Stocks son of same was born December 1 7 1 877 



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James H Stocks son of the same was born December 2-1879 
Susan M Stocks daughter of the same was born December 28 1881 
Sarah M Stocks daughter of the same was born July 17 1884 
Martha E Stocks daughter of the same was born January 1 1886 

DEATHS 

Joseph L Stocks son of same was born March 22 1 888 

Zeno L Stocks son of same was born January 29 1 890 

Clara L Stocks daughter of the same was born August 22 1 892 

Mary D Stocks daughter of the same was born May 17 1895 

Odad A Stocks died September 22 1877 

James H Stocks died January 2 1898 

Sarah M Stocks died August 22 1900 

Earnest H Joyner son of Heber and Dorothy his wife was born October 14 1911 
Martha Stocks Hoggard died Nov. 25 1923 
Mabal Stocks Died May 18 1925 

Joe Dunn age 47 in year of 1930 was ba btise may th 23. 1930 

Christine Stocks Th daughter of Zeno Stox & Pattie His wife was born November 25 1916 

Joe Dunn was married to Nannie Bailey November, 27, 1935 

My Father Passed away March 6, 1936 His name was James Henry Bailey. 

James R. Johnson Bible Record 

These dates were taken from a bible auctioned off at Michael Cables Auctions, Farmville, NC in November 2010. 
This record was submitted by Ann Vernelson and Betty Wall. According to the Pitt County Marriage Records... 

Johnson, J. R. (26) Hardy Johnson & Parmelia 

Smith, Hollie L. (20) W. H. Smith & Mary [Nelson] 

Sept. 20, 1888. Swift Creek. Israel Harding 
Wm. H. Tripp, G. L. Patrick, G. M. Wetherington 

MARRIAGES 

James Randell Johnson and Hollon Little Johnson were married Sept. 20, 1888 
BIRTHS 

James Randell Johnson was born September 29, 1 86 1 
Hollon Little Johnson was born Jan. 23, 1868 



OS 



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Adams, Archibald 7 

Adams, Colson 7 

Adams, Sally 8 

Adams, Shade 20 

Albritton, James C 14 

Albritton, Luke 13 

Albritton, Pennie 17 

Albritton, Susan 24 

Allen, Peyton A 25 

Anderson, Sarah Bathe 22 

Andrews, Guilford 8 

Arnold, Noah 12 

Bailey, James Henry 27 

Baker, Adline, Mrs 21 

Baker, Mary 23 

Baldree, Bill 21 

Barnes, Burrell Henry 22 

Barnes, Jacob Henry 22 

Barnhill, J. H 19 

Barrett, J. E 21 

Barrett, Lawrence E 21 

Barrow, Samuel, Col 1 

Beaman, Elizabeth 23 

Beardsley,, L. P 16 

Beddard, Ivey 18 

Beddard, Richard 18 

Bell, Charlie 22 

Bell, Maggie, Mrs 22 

Bernard, Ellen 16 

Bernard, Germain 16 

Bernard, Joseph B 16 

Bernard, T. P 16 

Bernard, W. A 16 

Best, Robert W 9 

Best, Winifred 3 

Bibbs, Gilbert 20 

Biddle, Samuel P 13 

Blaniford, Jesse 21 

Blount, Elias J 16, 18 

Blount, Esther J 18 

Blount, Richard H 18 

Blount, Will C 10 

Bonner, Richard H 2 

Bowden, Nathan' 16 

Boyd, J. F 17 

Brake, Harriet L 26 

Braxton, C. C 25 

Brewer, Pollie Ann 23 

Briley, Nannie 27 

Briley, W. J 13 

Brooks, Stephen 7 



INDEX 



Brown, Arie 1 8 

Brown, Nancy E 17 

Brown, William Moye B 16 

Bryant, William 6, 8 

Buck, Ares 12 

Buck, William Henry 3 

Bundy, Jim 23 

Burney, Lewis 16 

Butler, Sarah Anderson 23 

Bynum, Annie E 21 

Canaday, Henry 9, 10 

Cannon, Caleb 16, 18 

Cannon, Elias 25 

Carney, Reddick 17 

Cairo way, Benjamin 12 

Carson, Gray 8 

Case, Betsy 25 

Case, Emma 21 

Case, Sarah L 25 

Cason, Lovie Jane 22 

Caswell, B. W 8 

Caswell, H 8 

Caswell, Martin 5, 6 

Chauncey, Gus 1 1 

Chauncy, William 1 1 

Cherry, W. L 25 

Cherry, W. S ...25 

Churchwell, E. B 21 

Churchwell, W.J 21 

Clark, Henry S 16 

Clark, James S 16, 19 

Cobb, Augustus 21 

Cobb, Daisy 21 

Cobb, Maithia 23 

Cobb, Reuben 18 

Corbett, Joseph 24 

Corbett, Wiley 24 

Coward, H. L 12 

Cox, A 25 

Cox, J. D 25 

Cox, Jordan 12 

Cox, William M 17 

Craft, John 23 

Craft, Laura, Mrs 23 

Curlee, James 5 

Curlee, William 8 

Dail, Elias Burden 24 

Dail, Joe 24 

Daniel, Benjamin 17, 23 

Daniel, E. P 16 

Daniel, Perlina 1 7 



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Davis, Charley 21 

Davis, Mary E : 21 

Davis, Raymond 21 

Deal, Abel 7 

Deans, Ruth 23 

Delany, William R 16 

Dennis, Arthur 25 

Dennis, Delia 25 

Dennis, George Ann 25 

Dennis, Jacky Ann 25 

Dennis, John 25 

Dennis, Martha M 25 

Dennis, Martha 25 

Dennis, Mauther 25 

Dennis, Sarah 25 

Dennis, Skilton 25 

Dennis, William D 25 

Dew, Moses, Mrs 22 

Diggins, Peter 7 

Dildy, Bissie 24 

Dixon, Benajah 9, 10 

Dixon, Benjamin 9, 10 

Dixon, Henry A 9, 10 

Dixon, J. Franklin 9, 10 

Dixon, JohnM 9, 10 

Dixon, Mary 9 

Dixon, Richard 9, 10 

Dixon, Robert 9, 10, 12 

Dixon, Shaderick 9, 10 

Dixon, Willis B 9, 10 

Dreding, John 7 

Driver, Lena 22 

Dunn, Joe , 26, 27 

Dunn, Mamie Ruth 26 

Dupree, Benjamin Franklin 26 

Dupree, Henry W 26 

Dupree, James Walter 26 

Dupree, John Henry 26 

Dupree, Joseph Louis 26 

Dupree, Mary Emma 26 

Dupree, Minnie Lee 26 

Dupree, Robb Ricks 26 

Dupree, Thomas 14 

Dupree, William Jasper 26 

Edge, Mary J 22 

Edmunds, Annie 4 

Edmunds, Gattie 4 

Edmunds. Laura, Mrs 4 

Edwards, Addie 20 

Edwards, Benjamin S 10 

Edwards, Britain 2, 4 

Edwards, J. A 10 

Elks, Uriah 12 

Ellison, William 1,2 

Enloe, John, Major 7 

Enloe, Mr 13 



Falconer, George 7 

Farmer, Mary, Mrs 21 

Flanakin, William 16 

Fleming, B. F 18 

Fleming, Ivey 18 

Fleming, J. R 18 

Fleming, J. S 18 

Fleming, Janie L 18 

Fleming, Lucille 18 

Fleming, Mary 18 

Fleming, O. C 18 

Forbes, Susan 22 

Ford, J. J 24 

Ford, Jack 24 

Forlines, Mr 14 

Forrest, Martha 21 

Fry, John 7 

Fulford, Julia J., Mrs 23 

Fulford, Latha 23 

Fulford, S 23 

Fulford, Susan 23 

Gallaway, Calvin 3 

Gallaway, Noah 3 

Gallaway, Sally 3 

Gardner, Bailey 24 

Gardner, Benjamin Franklin 22 

Gardner, James William 22, 24 

Gardner, Joseph Robert 24 

Gardner, Sallie, Mrs 23 

Gardner, Warren 24 

Garris, John B 25 

Garris, Susan 25 

Gay, Ashley 23 

Gladson, John 20 

Godfrey, Margaret 24 

Godley, John, Capt 1 

Goff, Thomas 7 

Goldston, Mr 15 

Gorham, James, Col 1 

Greene, Robert 25 

Grimsley, Rebecca 23 

Guilford, George W 3,4 

Guilford, Gulaney 3,4 

Guilford, Joseph McD 3 

Guilford, Joseph 1, 2, 3, 4 

Guilford, Noah W 3,4 

Guilford, Wallace 3 

Gurganus, Henry 17 

Gwaltney, Eliza C 18 

Hardee, Abraham 7 

Hardee, C. R 20 

Hardee, H. B 20 

Hardee, Isaac 7 

Hardee, Jim 20 

Hardee, John, Col 1 3 

Hardee, Joseph B 17 



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Hardee, Oscar 20 

Hardee, Rebecca, Mrs 20 

Hardee, S. D 20 

Hardee, S. M 20 

Harding, Israel 27 

Harding, Nathaniel 4 

Harrington, A. L 25 

Harrington, Edith A., Mrs 23 

Harrington, Joab 25 

Harris, Abel 23 

Harris, Charles 24 

Harris, Ferdinand 25 

Harris, James 25 

Harris, Martha 25 

Harris, Spencer 25 

Harris, Susan, Mrs 23 

Hart, Jesse T 25 

Hart, Moses 8 

Hart, Robert 8 

Hart, Zachariah 8 

Hearne, Howell 2 

Hellen, William 7 

Hemby, Huel 22 

Hemby, John 14 

Hemby, Luke 22 

Herrington, Eliza 17 

Herrington, Henry 7 

Herrington, Jacob 16 

Hill, Daniel 17 

Hines, J. M 18 

Hines, Peter E 18 

Hinson, Lydia 22 

Hinton, Charles G 6 

Hinton, Joseph B 11 

Hoggard, Martha Stocks 27 

Holland, John 7 

Holliday, Tilman 9 

Hopkins, J. W 25 

Hopkins, John 4 

Hopkins, Mark 4 

Hopkins, Moses 4 

Jackson, Shade 24 

James, Dr 8 

James, Martha 21 

James, Mary 23 

Jenkins, William A 16, 19 

Johnson, Bob 20 

Johnson, Hardy 27 

Johnson, James Randell 27 

Jolly Farrel 26 

Jolly, John 25 

Jones, Ara 16 

Jones, Benjamin 25 

Jones, Elizabeth 24 

Jones, Jacob 5 

Jones, James 20 





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Langley, Elijah 


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Langley, Marina 


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Langston, Rosa K 


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Latham, Josephus, Rev 


17, 25 


Laughinghouse, Edward 


15 


Laughinghouse, William J 


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17, lo 


Legge, Anthony 


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Lesslie, John 


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Lewis, Thomas 


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Little, L. D 


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McArthur, Mr 


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McGowans, George 


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McHenry, George Augustus 


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Meeks, Henry 


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Mills, Frank 


20 


Mills, Harvey 


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Mills, Henry 


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Mills, Jethro 


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Minshew, Nathan 


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Moore, Elizabeth 


22 


Moore, Enoch 


17 


Moore, Ichabod 


24 


Moore, Jim 


21 


Moore, John H 


21 



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Moore, John R 21 

Moore, Martha E., Mrs 22 

Moore, Sally 3 

Moore, Thomas Jordan 24 

Morris, Alvana 3 

Morris, Harriet 3, 4 

Moye, E. A., Dr 14 

Moye, Moses 18 

Murphy, S. W 23 

Nelson, Frances E 15 

Nelson, Jordan 11,15 

Nelson, Mary 27 

Nelson, Susan 15 

Nelson, William M 17 

Nichols, Alfred 14, 25 

Nichols, Clemmy 26 

Nichols, Elizabeth 24 

Nichols, Patsy A 25 

Nichols, Whitney 25 

Nobles, Blount 16 

Nobles, Jesse 16 

Nobles, John 2 

Norcott, John 13 

Norman, Isaac W 23 

Norman, Martha Frances, Mrs 23 

Norriss, Margaret, Miss 6 

Norville, Sarah E 21 

O'Neal, Ben Asa 25 

Ormond, William 9, 10 

Owens, E. Hawkins 24 

Owens, Ed 22 

Owens, Eliza 22 

Owens, Jim B 22 

Owens, John 24 

Owens, Kitchen 22, 24 

Parker, Archibald 12 

Parker, George 25 

Parker, H. G 16 

Patrick, Edward 18 

Paul, W. T 25 

Pearce, B. C 25 

Peoples, Fannie 24 

Peoples, Henry 24 

Perkins, Churchill 16, 17, 19 

Perkins, J. J 16 

Perkins, William H 17 

Pettypool, Abraham 5 

Pettypool, Ephram 5 

Phillips, Clara 24 

Pope, Redding 9 

Pope, Samuel D 9 

Privett, Charles M 25 

Proctor, C. T 22 

Proctor, Dixie Lee 22 

Railey, Bryan 6 

Rasberry, Joseph 6 



Rasberry, Lydia 23 

Rasberry, Sarah, Mrs 23 

Rawls, J. D 18 

Ricks, Fannie A 26 

Roberson, J. A 25 

Rodgers, Rebecca 24 

Ross, Elizabeth 1, 3, 25 

Rountree, Henry M 17 

Ruff, Eriam 21 

Ruff, John 21 

Samford, Samuel 5 

Satterthwaite, Mr 1 5 

Shackleford, Jesse 22 

Sheppard, Henry 17 

Sheppard, James 13 

Shirley, Martha 21 

Simpson, Samuel 13 

Singeltary, George B., Col 17 

Skinner, Miss 22 

Smith, Bryant 17 

Smith, Celia 24 

Smith, Hollon Little 27 

Smith, J. J 25 

Smith, J. W 20, 23 

Speight, Henry G 23 

Speight, Moses 6 

Spikes, George F 21 

Spikes, Henry 21 

Stept, Polly 21 

Stocks, Clara L 27 

Stocks, Clemmy A 26 

Stocks, Dazie 26 

Stocks, Edward A 26 

Stocks, James H 27 

Stocks, Joe 26 

Stocks, Joseph L 27 

Stocks, Mabal 27 

Stocks, Martha E 27 

Stocks, Mary D 27 

Stocks, Odad A 27 

Stocks, Sarah M 27 

Stocks, Susan M 27 

Stocks, W.F 26 

Stocks, W. H 26 

Stocks, Zeno L 26, 27 

Stokes, G. W 20 

Story, John 7 

Stox, Christine 26, 27 

Sumerlin, Emma 26 

Sutton, Lee, Mrs 23 

Taft, James H 16, 17 

Taft, JohnS, 17 

Taylor, Alifair 16, 19 

Taylor, C. H 19 

Taylor, Delitha 19 

Taylor, Jemima 7 



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Taylor, Milly 19 

Thigpen, Anna 18 

Thigpen, Bob 24 

Thigpen, Elizabeth, Mrs 24 

Thigpen, James A 18 

Thigpen, Little Berry 18 

Thigpen, Susan 22, 24 

Tison, Jonathan 7 

Tripp, Caleb 5 

Tripp, Nancy C 24 

Tripp, William H 27 

Tucker, G. M 15 

Tucker, Susan 23 

Tucker, W. H 20 

Tucker, Warren 23 

Tugwell, B. F 21 

Tugwell, Ben 24 

Tugwell, Benjamin F 24 

Turnage, Benjamin W 17 

Turnage, John 10 

Turnage, Nancy, Mrs 24 

Tyson, Bert 23 

Tyson, Henry 23 

Tyson, J. I., Mrs 22 

Tyson, Jesse 25 

Tyson, Morning 21 

Tyson, Sherrod 17 

Vandevere, Jacob 16 

Vandiford, James 14 

Vandiford, Jesse 21 



Vernelson, Ann 27 

Vinson, Jesse 21 

Wall, Betty 27 

Wall, Teresa 26 

Ward, Daniel 16 

Warren, Coroner 2 

Waters, James 9, 10 

Weathington, Jane 25 

Webb, E. Y., Judge 4 

Wetherington, Stephen 22 

Wethington, Permelia 23 

Wethington, Stephen 23 

Whichard, Willis H 17 

Whitehead, William 16 

Whitehurst, Batson 19 

Whitehurst, Benjamin 19 

Whitehurst, Penny Ann 19 

Whitehurst, Reuben 17 

Williams, David 7 

Williams, John 7 

Williams, Joseph A 17 

Williams, Joseph 7 

Williams, Robert 9, 10, 14 

Williams, William 9 

Williford, Meadie 22 

Wilson, Elijah 1 1 

Wooten, Emma M., Mrs 23 

Wooten, Mary 24 

Worsley, John B 25 



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Hugh Pugh Jerrald, revolutionary war pension 1 

Hancock Primitive Baptist Church Records (1808-1876) 2 

Nathaniel Nobles Division of Land, 1803 10 

Nathaniel Nobles Will, 1856 13 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1864 14 

Nehemiah Taylor Land Partition, 1866 19 

Sale of Dr. John S. Taft's Estate, 1878 20 

Wilson County Death Certificates 22 

Beddard family marriages 25 

Bible Records Whitford-Smith-Whitehurst-Spite Bible 27 

Clark-Whitford-Bean Bible 28 

Wynns-Cherry-Barnhill Bible 29 

Index 32 

FILLERS Old Hangings in Pitt County 12 

Calvin Mills Sugar Cane, 1894 18 

Joshua Lovick, Murderer, 1868 21 

Hathaway-Brewer Fight, 1894 26 



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Hugh Pugh Jerrald, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Hugh Pugh Jerrald found on microfilm 

at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina County of Pitt} 

At the Superior Court for the said County of Pitt September Term 1824 thereof before the Honorable Joseph J DANIEL 
one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of Law & Equity of the State of North Carolina aforesaid On this 2nd day of 
September 1 824 personally appeared, in open Court, being a Court of record expressly made so by the laws, of the State, 
proceeding according to the Course of the Common law with a jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount, and having the 
power of fine & imprisonment & Capital punishment; Hugh Pugh JERRALD, aged 74 or 75 years, and a resident in the 
aforesaid County of Pitt, who being first duly Sworn, according to Law, doth, on his oath, make the following 
declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the Acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818, and the first of May 
1820, that he the said Hugh Pugh JERRALD enlisted, for the term of two years near the commencement of hostilities in 
the War of the Revolution, in the State of North in the company commanded by Captain Simon BRIGHT in the regiment 
commanded by Colo. PATTEN, being the Second Regiment in the line of the State of North Carolina on the Continental 
establishment; that he continued to serve in said Corps until (he believes in 1778) -when his term of service expired, 
while in the State of South Carolina - when he enlisted in the Company Commanded by Captain JARVIS in the 
regiment commanded by Colonel Isaac HAYNE (or Haynes) being the fifth regiment in the line of the State of South 
Carolina in the continental establishment, and that he continued to serve therein to the end of the War. - excepting that 
he was taken prisoner at the taking of Charleston by the British- from whom he escaped, and as soon as he could joined 
Colonel CLARK who commanded a part of the same Regiment on the frontier service — That he was in the battles 
following - first near Norfolk, next at Savannah, where he was severely wounded in the hip by an minie ? Ball, and 
slightly in the leg by a bullet and at the Eutaw Springs where he was badly wounded in the arm and shoulder - and at the 
Battle in Charleston —when he was slightly wounded in the top of his head - and that he has no other evidence, now in 
his power, of his said Services, except the testimony of Osborn CLARK & Daniel TOLAR, which was taken before the 
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Craven & forwarded on to the War Department An in pursuance of 
the Act of the 1st of May 1820, 1 do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States, on the 1st day of 
March, 1818, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner, disposed of my property, or any part 
thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish as to bring myself within the provision of an Act of Congress, entitled "An act 
to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War," 
passed on the 1 8th day of March 1818; and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, 
contracts or debts, due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed, and 
by me subscribed viz 

one ax 10/ one Grubbing Hoe 5/ one Shoat 15/ - $3.00 a debt of one dollar one from Shadr QUINNERLY -no 
insolvent. The above Schedule was proved in open Court by the oath of the Petitioner & Stephen PARISH 

arts. Arch PARKER Clk. 

I am by occupation a farmer, or labourer, am unable to labour much both on account of age and being crippled~I have 
a wife about 50 years of age and in good health for her years, my daughter, age 28, one son aged about 25 & another 
son aged about 23, who partly reside with me, but who are poor and labour for themselves, so that I and my wife 
depend on our feeble exertions for daily support — 

Sworn to & declared on the 2 day of September 1824 before the said Judge of the Superior Court &c 

Hugh Pugh (his X mark) JERRALD 



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HANCOCK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS (1808-1876) 

These records are the notes of Jesse Lillington (Lill) Jackson from the original church records. 

Contributed by William B. Kittrell. 

This church, called "Pitt Swift Creek Baptist Church," was first organized at the Hancock Meeting House, 
July 23, 1808 from former members of the church at Red Banks, who had been dismissed for that purpose. 

Charter members were Jonathan FELLOWS, James RINGGOLD, Charles HADDOCK, Keziah MILLS, 
Peggy STOCKS, Sarah HELLEN, Elizabeth FELLOWS and Sarah TUCKER. 

Elder BIGGS and MCCABE preached and then at a church conference the doors of the church were opened 
for the reception of members and following were received, viz: James POWELL, Kitty POWELL, Jeremiah PETTIT 
and Grace, a Black woman. 

At the next meeting (August 28, 1808) James POWELL was selected Clerk. It was agreed that the Church 
Covenant be nearly as in the Kehukee history. Brother FELLOWS (Jonathan) was appointed Deacon. 

Nov 20, 1 808 — George LESTER, Susannah CHERRY and Betsey HARDEE were received as members. 

Jan 15, 1809— Mary CANNON and Elizabeth SLAUGHTER were received. 

March 18, 1809— Thomas CANNON received 

April 15, 1809— James SMITH, Mary COX and Nancy GINN received 

June 17, 1809 — Henry SMITH and his wife SARAH were received by letter from Red Banks 

July 14, 1809 Friday— John BROOKS was received and the next day Furnifold CANNON, Anne NOBLES 
and Louise STOCKS were received. On Sunday Sarah BROOKS was received by letter from Red Banks. 

Sept 16, 1809— Henry SMITH, Jonathan FELLOWS and Charles HADDOCK were appointed delegates to 
the Association at Bear Creek. 

Feb 17, 1810 — Charles HADDOCK was dismissed because he was leaving the county. 

June 17, 1810 — Tamar HARRIS was received. Henry SMITH and Jonathan FELLOWS were deacons. 

July 13, 1810— Nelly BUCK and Tamar HARRIS were baptized. 

Sept 15, 1810 — Henry SMITH, Jonathan FELLOWS and James POWELL were delegates to the Association. 
They took as contribution 25 shillings. 

Nov 17, 1810 — Sister Forrest was received and Bro. W. P. BIDDLE of Lo Bridge was selected 

for Pastor. 

Dec. 15, 1810 — Samuel FORREST and Bet, a Black woman, were received. Bro. BIDDLE announced that 
he would attend quarterly meetings and monthly meeting when he could. Bro WILLYS received by letter from Red 
Banks. 

Feb 16, 1811 — Brother HANCOCK was given custody of the church keys, Clerk to keep a list of the names 
of the members and call the roll when it was thought proper. 

Mar 16, 1811 — Brother HADDOCK brought a letter of dismission and was received. Grace and Bet, Black 
women, have a dispute and Jack, a Black man is a witness. (They were excommunicated at the next meeting). 

May 17, 1811 — Brother LESTER was brought before the church for breaking the Sabbath. 

August 1811 — Elder H. EWELL made Moderator and Nancy a Black woman received. 

Sept 14, 181 1— Brother and Sister FELLOWS, Brother and Sister CANNON and Nancy GINN, a Black 
woman, dismissed by letter. Brother HADDOCK succeeds FELLOWS as Deacon. Brother HANCOCK of Red 
Banks was at the meeting. J. RINGGOLD, J. POWELL and J. KITTRELL appointed delegates to the 
association. Brother FORREST appointed to see Harmon HANCOCK and tell him not to sell liquor on meeting 
days. David KIGHT was received. 

Nov 16, 1811 — Brother KITTRELL was Moderator. Benjamin and Susannah NOBLES received by letter 
from Great Swamp. 



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Dec 18, 181 1 — Brother HANCOCK of Red Banks refused to act as Moderator because of lack of fellowship 
on these grounds: 

On Discipline, entire lack of it 

Members of this church live nearer Red Banks 

This church too solicitous to get their members 
The church would not argue with him, but later a committee was sent to Red Banks about the matter. 
Mar 18 12-- MCCABE was moderator 

April 1812 — BIDDLE was moderator and Laura TUCKER was received 
April 18, 1812 — Conference was held at Red Banks to settle Hancock dispute but non was effected. 
Abner SMITH, FOWLER and EDWARDS to go to Hancock next meeting time. They went and after the preaching 
service the matter was settled. 

May 12, 1812 — Jack and Phyllis (Blacks) received by letter. 

June 20, 1812 — Elder MCCABE was moderator. Stephen PUGH's Black woman delays her baptism. A 
committee was appointed to investigate, (she was later excommunicated) 

July 1 1, 1812 — Met at Rountree Meeting House. Brother MOORE from Great Swamp was present. Polly 
ATKINSON was received. 

Sept 19, 1812 — Sister Amariah HANCOCK received by letter from the Kinston branch of New Bern 
Church. Next Association to be held at Meadow Meeting House in Greene County. 

July 1813 — Question of licensing Bro. KITTRELL to preach. (License granted at next meeting) 

Dec 1813 — Brother LESTER excluded on account of reports of crooked land deals. Sister SLAUGHTER 
also excluded because of false reports about it. 

Aug 19, 1814 — Elder JOYNER was Moderator. The question of whether the Association should join 
"General Correspondence Meeting of North Carolina Association" was discussed. 

February 1815 — J. KITTRELL was Moderator. Mag, a Black woman, received from Mr. WILLYS church 
on Swift Creek. 

May 1815 — Elisha HARRISON received by letter from Connerivy(?) Church in Bertie County. 
Sept 16, 1815 — Bro. SHIVERS from Great Swamp was chosen Moderator. 
Nov 1816— Sarah BLOUNT was received. 

May 1 8 1 7 — Sister Elizabeth ELLIS received by letter from Meadow Church. (Greene County) Sister Mary 
SALTER received. Henry SMITH asks to be dismissed as Deacon because of his age, but the request was not granted. 
Nov 1818— Brother and Sister Charles HADDOCK dismissed by letter. 

Feb 20, 1819 — Jacob BLOUNT was chosen Clerk. Motion to have conference alternately at Rountree, 
Fellows and Hancock. 

May 15, 1819— Irwin MO YE received. 

Aug 14, 1819— Sister Sarah BLAND received. Sister Molly SMITH received by letter. 
November 20, 1819— Zelotha G ARRIS received by letter. 
Dec 15, 1819— Irwin MO YE was Moderator 
Jan 16, 1820 — Nancy ELLIS was received 

April 1820— Lydia PEOPLES and Charles ROUNTREE were received. Letter was read from Lowest Lenore 
(Lenoir County) asking us to join them in a Union Meeting 
July 1820— Eliza HARDEE was received. 
Aug 1820 — Jacob BLOUNT was licensed to preach. 

October 1820 — Nicey BUCK was to be retained six months and then dismissed if she does not attend. 
November 1820 — Excluded on account of "too much familiarity with" (statement not completed and no 
name given) 

Nov 20, 1 820 — Jacob BLOUNT was excluded on account of too much familiariry with a girl. 
Aug 1821— Zelotha GARRIS given letter of dismission. Elizabeth Harmon (HARRISON?) received by 
letter. Also Martha BRITT. 

Feb. 1822— Abram CONGLETON was moderator. 



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April 1822 — Elisha HARRISON excluded for drunkenness and falsehood. 

May 1 822 — Brethren MO YE and FORREST request dismission to form church at Rountree. 

July 1822 — PHILPOT from Flat Swamp was moderator.. MO YE was received back into the church. 

September 1822— Sister GOWNS (MCGOWANS) received. 

July 5, 1823— Susannah FAILING and Nancy CANNON received. 

July 6, 1823— Polly ELLIS and Nancy WILSON received. 

Nov 1, 1823— Nasby PETTIS, Elizabeth HANCOCK and Nancy WEATHINGTON received. (Union 
Meeting Minutes) 

Feb 28, 1824— Introductory discourse by Elder B. BYNUM. John JOYNER, Meadows Church, Moderator. 
April 24, 1824— James WILSON received. 

May 1824— Brother NEWBORN from Hertford County was chosen Moderator. Brother SUTTON was 
delegate from Red Banks. 

August 1824— James GRIFFIN was Clerk. J. HANCOCK received. Williams CHERRY and Noah TYSON 
were delegates from Red Banks. 

Sept 1824— Nancy TULL, Rachel REID, Abagail HARDEE and a black woman of Keyleigh (Keely) 
TUCKER received. 

Nov 1824— Joseph ELLIS, Anna PAGE ELKS and Lidda HARDEE received. 
Feb 1825— William PATRICK was Moderator. 
May 1825— Patsy HARRELL received 

June 1 825 — No conference because of much water, small attendance. Patsy PARKER was received. Two or 
three weeks later Susannah ROUNTREE was received. 

July 1825 — Conference met at Bro John CANNON'S. Abram COX's wife received as member at Hancocks. 

May 1826 — Joseph ELLIS, Clerk. William PAGE was received. Next day at the water Thomas HARDEE, 
Sarah BROOKS, Abraham COX and Sarah RYALS were received. 

July 1826— Charles ROUNTREE, Jacob MCLEARNON, Sarah PETTITT received. 

August 1826 — Allen BLOUNT, Jesse PETTIT, Churchwell MOYE, Mingo, black man, property of Henry 
CANNON, Eliza, black woman, property of William WILSON, Joseph BROOKS, Caleb SMITH and Daniel 
WILSON were received. 

September 1 826 — Elisha HARRISON dismissed by request 

October 1826— John HAZZLETON, Joseph WORTHINGTON, Sarah PETTIT, John SMITH, Elizabeth 

and Abram, a black man received. 

November 1826 — Elizabeth, property of Latham PUGH asked admission but request was delayed. Joseph 
W.WORTH was Clerk 

December 1 826 — Rachel STOCKS was received. Case against Keyleigh TUCKER was taken up and 
dismissed owing to his old age, bodily infirmities and penitence. Henry SMITH was excluded. 

January 1 827 — Joseph ELLIS was granted a letter of dismission being about to removed from among us. 

February 1827 — William COX and wife Louisa received by letter from Red Banks. 

March 1827 — Elder BIDDLE was requested to preach the funeral of Thomas CANNON. 

March 3, 1827 — At the request of John ROUNTREE of Red Banks the following were dismissed for the 
purpose of forming a church at ROUNTREE: viz: James RINGGOLD, John RINGGOLD, Allen BLOUNT, 
Charles ROUNTREE, John VINCENT, Susannah ROUNTREE, Delitha HARRISON, Susannah STOCKS, 
Kitty POWELL, Elizabeth PARKER, Nancy ROGERS, Fereby PARKER, Rachel REEDE and Polly ATKINSON. 

March 31, 1827 — Churchill MOYE was granted letter of dismission. 

April 28, 1827— John CANNON and Joseph BROOKS were ordained deacons. 

June 1827 — Clerk was instructed to get a deed given to Charles TRIPP from Thomas HARDEE 
which Edmond HOLLO WAY had for land on Swifts Creek. Sarah SMITH, daughter of James, Charlotte CAUSWAY, 
Rebecca SMITH, Zylphia MILLS and Celia, a colored woman, property of John COX were received. Reading BLOUNT 
and Sarah BLOUNT were dismissed to help constitute a church in Greenville and Elizabeth HERMAN to Rountree. 



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July 1, 1827— .David SMITH (son of Joseph), Elizabeth PETTIT, Samuel, property of Lenon BURNEY, 
Jenny, property of Asa STOCKS, were received. Thomas HARDEE was excluded for prevarication and perversion of 
the truth. Nathan PETTIT was received and Nancy TULL granted letter of dismission. Brother John TYSON 
baptized several. 

August 13, 1827— William CLARK and Abraham CONGLETON preached at Hancocks. William EMERY 
was received. 

September 1, 1827 — Betsey WHITEHEAD and Sawyer, a black man, property of James HELLEN, received. 
October 6, 1 827 — Moses, property of Henry SMITH received. 

Next Sunday — Celia, property of Stephen PUGH, received and baptized. She had previously been 
excommunicated. 

December 3. 1827 — Joel MCGOWANS, moving away, granted letter of dismission. 

February 1828— Mary N. BIDDLE received by letter. Samuel SMITH, son of Charles 
SMITH, Whitmel, property of the heirs of William S. MURPHY, John BROOKS and Enoch DUDLEY who had been 
received at Fellows Meeting House were enrolled. 

May 1 828 — Louisa PETTIT received. Nancy CAUS WA Y who had been received and baptized at Fellows 
asked to be enrolled. Letter received from Greenville asking us to change our meeting time to some other 
Sunday. Judy property of Frederick HADDOCK received. 

August 1828 — Martha HADDOCK received. Grace, property of Abraham STOCKS, was restored after two 
excommunications. 

September 1828 — Joseph WORTHINGTON asks permission to build a baptistery at the church at his own 
expense, After the church seemed not disposed to build one. Harmon HANCOCK dismissed for drunkenness. 

October 1828 — Asa GARDNER who had joined church at Fellows asked to be enrolled. Jacob SMITH 
received from Fellows also. Caleb SMITH and Lany SMITH ask dismission to assist in constituting a church 
at Galloways. 

December 1828 — Jack, property of Guilford MURPHY, received. Joseph BROOKS about to move from 
state is dismissed. 

Jan 4, 1829— Sunday Chloe ROUNTREE died. 

February 1 829 — Mary SALTER granted letter to go to Greenville. 

March 1829 — No conference 1 st Saturday — snowy bad weather. 

May 1 829 — Elizabeth VINCENT and Mary ALLEN received with Lucy, a black woman, who had been 
received at Fellows. Arrangements made to distribute one dozen Bibles and two dozen Testaments to 
the destitute. Also to look after Margaret STOCKS (she died in September of that year) 

August 1829— James KIRKMAN and Celia, property of John CANNON received. Robert T. DANIEL 
complains about a report defaming his character charging that he borrowed money at 1 0% from a widow, etc. 

September 1 829 — Lydia ALLEN and Betty MILLS were received. 

April 1 830 — James KIRKMAN appointed to cite Jesse PETTIT on charges of fornication. John SMITH to 
cite William COX on same charges. 

May 1 830 — Williams COX excommunicated on charge preferred in April. John BROOKS dismissed 
because he joined Free Will Baptists. 

June 1830 — Church agrees to raise $10. to assist Brother WALT in his travels over the state. 

Nov 1830— Jacob B. HARRINGTON was moderator. 

Feb 1831 — Letter of dismission granted to Elizabeth MILLS who was moving out of state. 
May 1831 — Charlotte CAUS WAY moving out of state asks letter. Not granted, but granted later. One 
granted to Nancy CAUSWAY. 

Sept 1 83 1 — Susan FAILING moving out of state. Letter granted. 

October 183 1— Keyleigh TUCKER died. Amy HANCOCK died. Louisa PETTIT given letter to join 
another church. 

March 1832— W. P. BIDDLE, Pastor 83 members. Rachel STOCKS and Abraham HARRINGTON about to 
move out of state get letter. 



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October 1 832 — Sarah SMITH granted letter of dismission. 

1833— Benjamin SHIVERS, Moderator and Enoch DUDLEY delegate 

1834— Nathan PETTIT his wife and Kitty VINCENT get letters of dismission. Linwood GRIFFIN, 
moderator. 

May 1834— James GRIFFIN, moderator. W. P. BIDDLE still pastor. 60 members 

June 1 834 — Linere GRIFFIN, moderator. Abbey HARDEE requests her name be taken off the book. 

September 1853 — Question of changing time of meeting from 3 rd to 1 st Saturday and Sunday deferred. 
(Changed the next meeting but changed back at the following one) 

Elder Lanier GRIFFIN Nov 2, 1805 became member of Old School Baptist Church at Red Banks. In 1845/46 
he was member at HANCOCK. He died Mar 6, 1854, his wife and seven children survived. 

July 1854— Barnes BLAND was Clerk. 

January 1 855 — William MUMFORD dismissed for nonattendance after many mentions of it in conference. 
August 1855 — David HOUSE and William A. ROSS were present as presbytery for ordination of Josiah 
COX as deacon. David HOUSE was moderator. 
July 24, 1856— James WILSON died. 

September 1856 — David HOUSE was moderator. Josiah COX and Barnes BLAND were appointed 
delegates to the association. 

1858— NEWBORN, moderator. Martha HARDEE received. 

1861 — Josiah NELSON was moderator. 

1862— David HOUSE, moderator 
1864— Noah ADAMS, moderator 

1867 — Benjamin SMITH received. Josiah NELSON chosen Pastor. 

1868— Zilpphy BROOKS received. Josiah COX and C. C. BLAND delegates to the association. 
September 1 869 — Robert Ann BOYD received also Argent WILSON, colored. 

October 1869— Reney MUMFORD and Warren MCGLOHON received. 

March 1870 — Noah ADAMS was Moderator. Stephen and Mary HARRIS received. 

1870— William MUMFORD received back. 

November 1870 — Moderator told church they must either license C. C. BLAND or stop him from 
preaching. He asked for dismissal. Request was deferred. Barnes BLAND resigned as Clerk. Later C. C. BLAND 
after much wrangling and maligning, is licensed to preach. Barnes BLAND returns as Clerk. 

May 1871 — Archibald JAMES was Moderator. 

July 1871— Bryant WHITFORD was Moderator. 

August or September 1872 — Question as to whether C. C. BLAND should be allowed to preach. 

1 872— Rachel BROOKS received. About this time ( 1 876?) William MUMFORD, Reney MUMFORD, 
Gideon WEATHINGTON, Nancy WETHERINGTON, David CANNON, Mary CANNON, Stephen HARRIS, Mary 
HARRIS, Warren MCGLOHON, Elsie SMITH, Amanda PARSONS, Benjamin SMITH ask letters of dismission to 
constitute a new church. 

April 1876— Noah ADAMS preached at Elm Grove. Elsie SMITH and Amanda PARSONS received. 

May 1876— Mary CANNON received. 

June 1876— Gideon WEATHERINGTON received. 

African-American Members of Hancock Primitive Baptist Church 

Dec 15, 1810 — Bet, a black woman received 

Mar 16, 1811 — Grace and Bet, black women have a dispute and Jack, a black man is a witness. They were 
excommunicated at next meeting. 



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Aug 1811 — Nancy, a black woman received 

Sept 14, 1811 — Nancy GINN, a black woman dismissed by letter 

May 12, 1812 — Jack and Phyllis, blacks, received by letter 

June 20, 1812 — Stephen PUGH's black woman delays her baptism. A committee was appointed to 
investigate, (she was later excommunicated) 

Feb 1815 — Meg, a black woman received from Mr. WILLYS'S church 

July 1826 — Mingo, black man property of Henry CANNON, Eliza black woman property of William 
WILSON received 

Sept 1 826 — Abram, a black man received 

Nov 1826 — Elizabeth, property of Latham PUGH asked admission but request was delayed. 
June 1 827 — Celia, a colored woman property of John COX was received 

July 1, 1827 — Samuel, property of Lenon BURNEY, Jenny, property of Asa STOCKS were received 

Sept 1 , 1 827 — Sawyer, a black man, property of James HELLEN, received 

Oct 6, 1827 — Moses, property of Henry SMITH received 

Sept 1 827 — Celia, property of Stephen PUGH received and baptized. 

Feb 1828— Whitmel, property of the heirs of William S. MURPHY received. 

May 1 828 — Judy, property of Frederick HADDOCK, received 

Dec 1828— Jack, property of Guilford MURPHY received 

Aug 1 829 — Celia, property of John CANNON, received 

OS 

Minutes of HANCOCK Primitive Baptist Church concerning ROUNTREE Meeting House 
Note: There appears there is a Primitive Baptist Church at Rountree's for a time. 

July 11, 1812 — Met at Rountree Meeting House, Brother MOORE from Great Swamp was present. Polly 
ATKINSON was received. 

Feb 20, 1819 — Motion to have conferences alternately at Rountree, Fellows and Hancock. 

May 1 822 — Brethren MOYE and FORREST request dismission to form church at Rountree. 

March 3, 1827 — At the request of John ROUNTREE of Red Banks, the following were dismissed for the 
purpose of forming a church at Rountrees: James RINGGOLD, John RINGGOLD, Allen BLOUNT, 
Charles ROUNTREE, John VINCENT, Susannah ROUNTREE, Delitha HARRISON, Susannah STOCKS, Kitty 
POWELL, Elizabeth PARKER, Nancy ROGERS, Fereby PARKER, Rachel REEDE and Polly ATKINSON. 

(WBK NOTE: Possibly for forming the Rountree Disciples of Christ Church.) 

OS 

Minutes of HANCOCK Primitive Baptist Church concerning Crossroad's Church 
Lill Jackson handwritten note stating information on following members dismissed to constitute church at 
Cross Roads. William MUMFORD, Reney MUMFORD, Gideon WEATHINGTON, Nancy WETHERTNGTON, 
David CANNON, Mary CANNON, Stephen HARRIS, Mary HARRIS, Warren MCGLOHON, Elsie SMITH, Amanda 
PARSONS, Benjamin SMITH. 

History of Cross Roads Church-Formed by members dismissed by Hancock Primitive Baptist Church. This was 
one of the shortest lived churches of which has been recorded. It was located about a mile from Hanrahan Cross 
Roads on the road toward Saint John's Church. It was organized July 1, 1871 with the following members who had 
been dismissed from Hancock's Church for this purpose. Members were: Gideon and Nancy WEATHINGTON, 
Stephen and Mary HARRIS, William and Sereny MUMFORD, David and Mary CANNON, Warren MCLAWHON, 



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Mandy PARKER, Lovey, Alcey and Pation SMITH. Barbara NELSON was received at first meeting. Noah ADAMS 
was moderator and Charles PARKERSON, clerk. Noah ADAMS was elected pastor. Gideon WEATHINGTON, 
deacon and William MUMFORD, treasurer. In 1873, Noah ADAMS was given the privilege of throwing up pastor's 
place. John A. WILLIAMS was elected in his place. In 187,5 the Old School or Primitive Baptist bought one half 
acre of land on the New Bern road from Jackson PITTMAN on which to build a church. After many ups and 
downs, dismissals and restoration and many changes of pastors, the church ceased operations about 1 894. 
Charles E. PARKERSON was clerk throughout the entire existence of the church. 



Members of Hancock Primitive Baptist Church April 30, 1852 



Males 

Abram Cox 
Jerry Mclohon 
John C. Cox 
Fenner Nelson 
Alfred Lane 
Smith Harris 
Wyatt Gardner 
Guilford Cox 

Females 

Mary Worthington Mclohon 
Elizabeth Cox 
Sidney Stocks 
Ally Cannon 
Polly Hearte Cannon 
Martha Ann Cox Harper 
Sally Edwards 
Elizabeth Whitehead 
Lois Mclohon 
Rebecca Harris 
Mary Eliza Haddock 
Elizabeth Edwards 
Tempy Ann Harris Sewel 
Elizabeth Gardner 
Elizabeth Worthington 



William Cannon 
Joseph Cox 
Louis Cox 
Asa Gardner 
George B. Ellis 
Bryan Cox 
Wm. H. Smith 
George Turner 



Mary Worthington 
Susan E. Mclohon 
Betsy Stocks 
Penelope Ellis 
Mahala Cox 
Harriett Cox 
Martha Ryall 
Sarah Nelson 
Jemima Haddock 
Christiana Ormand 
Louisa Haddock Cox 
Amanda Cox 
Margaret Harris Turner 
Elizabeth Cox 
Cealy Worthington 



John Cannon 
John Allen Kittrell 
William Whitehead 
William C. Whittington 
Eleasar Ellis 
Wesley Ormand 
Jesse Griffin 
William Winly 



Mary Hearte Cannon 

Jemima Harte 

Patsy Ann Gardner Stocks 

Sareny Gardner Mumford 

Nicy Jolly 

Nancy Ellis 

Abby Hardy 

Sally Adams 

Sally Gardner 

Nancy Cannon 

Sidney Hardy 

Lancy Smith 

Elizabeth Atkinson 

Sally Wilson 



Colored Members 
Males 

Ben Cox 
Daniel Cox 
Richard Wilson 
Henry Cox 



Miles Cannon 
Tony Wilson 
Jo Worthington 



Females 

Lucy Worthington 
Violet Hanrahan 
Maria Hanrahan 
Fillis Powell 
Cealy Cox 
Martha Cannon 
Ann Smith 
Harriet Wilson 



Maria Cannon 
Minerva Smith 
Rachel Smith 
Harriet Cox 
Mary Ellis 
Mary Cox 
Elsey Cox 
Peggy Cox 



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Zilphia Brooks 
Mary Smith 
Lydia Cox 



Letis Smith 
Flora Ellis 



Members of Hancock Primitive Baptist Church August 1867 



Males 

Eleazar Ellis Asa Gardner 

Jerry Mclohon George B. Ellis 

John C. Cox Bryan Cox 

Wiatt Gardner William Cannon 

John Cannon Joseph Cox 

Lewis Cox Guilford Cox 

George Turner William Winly 



Females 

Nancy Ellis 
Sally Gardner 
Susan Mclohon 
Penelope Ellis 
Mahaly Cox 
Lois Mclohon 
Mary Eliza Haddock 
Elizabeth Cox 
Rebecca Harris 
Elizabeth Gardne r 
Elizabeth Worthington 
Cealy Worthington 
Martha Ann Ellis Sutton 
Fanny Cox 
Patsy Ann Stocks 
Nicy Jolly Adams 
Louisa Deal 



Sidney Hardy 
Mary Worthington 
Ally Cannon 
Polly Cannon 
Sarah Nelson 
Jemima Haddock 
Louisa Cox 
Amanda Winly 
Margaret Turner 
Elizabeth Cox 
Mary Mclohon 
Jemima Harte 
Susan Cox 
Serena Mumford 
Emily Nelson 
Martha Jane Cox 



Colored Members 
Males 

Benj Cox 
Tony Wilson 
Henry Cox 
Robert Cannon 
Richard Wilson 



Females 

Maria Cannon Minerva Smith 

Argent Cox Mary Ellis 

Martha Cannon Mary Cox 

Elsy Cox Harriet Wilson 

Peggy Cox Zilphia Brooks 

Lettis Smith Mary Smith 

Flora Ellis Lydia Cox 
Eliza Cox 



Nathaniel Nobles Division of Land, 1803 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book T, Page 34. Transcribed and contributed by Charles N. Nobles. 

In obedience to an order of Pitt County Court, November Term 1803, to us, the subscribers directed, requesting us to 
lay off and divide the estate of Nathaniel NOBLES, deceased, amongst his legal representatives and make of our 
proceedings to next court, we have accordingly divided and appropriated the lands in the following manner. 

Lot No. 1 containing 45 3/4 acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Sarah HARRIS, one of the 
heirs of the said deceased, beginning at a stake in the center of three pines the third one of the widows dower thence 
north forty degrees east to a black gum on the ?? the briery swamp Reading MOORE'S corner thence down the said 
swamp said MOORE's line to a gum said Moore's corner thence along Drury NOBLES to north thirty one degrees 
west to the center of three pines said Drury 's corner thence along his other line north thirty two degrees east thirty ?? 
poles to a pine his other corner thence north twelve degrees east with Barnhill's line to a maple on the ?? of the briery 
swamp thence ?? the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a maple thence south thirteen and a half degrees west to 
the beginning. 

Lot No. 2 containing 40 Vz acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Drury NOBLES, one of the 
heirs of said deceased, beginning at a small post at John BOWER'S corner thence along his line south thirty degrees 
east sixty poles to a stake in the center of three pines the ?? corner of Lot No. 1 thence along a line of Lot No. 1 north 
thirty and half degrees east two hundred and eighteen poles to a maple on the run of the briery corner of Lot No. 1 
thence down the said swamp to a stake on the run of said ?? thence south thirteen and a half degrees west to the 
beginning. Thewly CONGLETON to pay Drury Nobles Pounds 4-o 1/4. 

Lot No. 3 containing ?? acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Thewly CONGLETON, one of 
the heirs of said deceased, beginning at a gum and oak on the run of Grindall Creek the third corned of a patent 
granted Nathaniel NOBLES, deceased, then north north twenty four degrees east ?? poles to a water oak on the edge of 
the Creek Swamp the fourth corner of said patent then along John BOWER'S line north sixteen degrees east on the 
line of Lot No. 2 two hundred and sixty one poles to a stake on the run of briery swamp a corner of lot 2 thence down 
the said swamp the run and winds to a stake on the run of said swamp then south 1 1 degrees east to the beginning. 

Lot No. 4 containing 43 X A valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Benjamin NOBLES, one of the 
heirs of said deceased beginning at a water oak and gum on the run of Grindall Creek third corner of a patent granted 

to the said deceased for acres, also a corner of Lot No 3 thence along a ling of Lot No. 3 north 1 1 degrees east 

three hundred and fifty poles to a stake on the run of the Briery Swamp a corner of Lot No. 3 thence along a line of Lot 
No. 3 north eleven degrees east three hundred and fifty poles to a stake on the run of the briery swamp a corner of Lot 
No. 3 thence ?? the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a stake thence south ten and a half degrees west to a stake 
on the run of Grindall Creek twenty poles above the corner of Lot No. 3 thence down the said creek the run and winds 
thereof to the beginning. Benjamin NOBLES to pay Sarah HARRIS 13/5.3/4. 

Lot No. 5 containing 41 3/4 acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Lydia ROLLINS, one of the 
heirs of said deceased, beginning at a stake on the run of Grindall Creek a corner of Lot No. ? thence along that line 
north ten and a half degrees east to a stake on the briery swamp a corner of Lot No. 4 thence down the said swamp the 
run and winds thereof to a stake then south nine and a half degrees west three hundred and three poles to a stake on the 
East of Grindall Creek twenty poles above the Lot of No. 4 thence down said creek the run and winds thereof to the 
beginning. Lydia ROLLINS to pay Sarah HARRIS Pounds 9.4 1/4. 



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Lot No. 6 containing 43 1/4 acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart unto Joshua NOBLES, one of 
the heirs of said deceased, beginning at a stake on the run of Grindall Creek the upper corner of Lot No. 5 thence along 
that line North nine and a half degrees east three hundred and three poles to a stake on the run of the briery swamp a 
corner of Lot No. 5, thence down the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a horn? beam? On the run of said 
swamp thence south eight degrees west to the run of Grindall Creek a water oak then down the run of the creek to the 
beginning. 

Lot No. 7 containing 41 acres at thirteen per acre we have allotted and set apart to Susanna NOBLES, one of the heirs 
of the said deceased beginning at a water oak on the run of Grindall Creek a corner of Lot No. 6 thence along that line 
north eight degrees east two hundred and thirteen poles to a horn? beam? On the run of the briery swamp a corner of 
Lot No. 6 thence down the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a water oak on the run of said swamp thence south 
seven degrees west three hundred and six poles on the run of Grindall Creek thence down the run of said creek and 
winds thereof to the beginning. Susanna NOBLES to pay Elizabeth NOBLES Pounds 8.3/4. 

Lot No. 8 containing 41 3/4 acres valued at thirteen shillings per acre we have allotted and set apart to Nathaniel 
NOBLES, one of the heirs of said deceased, beginning at a gum on the run of Grindall Creek, the upper corner of Lot 
No. 7 thence along that line north seven degrees east to a water oak on the run of the briery swamp a corner of lot No. 
7 thence down the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a maple on the run of the said swamp thence south six and 
a half degrees west to the run of Grindall Creek a black gum thence down the run to the beginning. 

Lot No. 9 containing 41 3/4 acres valued at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Mary NOBLES, one of the 
heirs of the said deceased, beginning a t gum on the run of Grindall Creek a corner of Lot No. 2 thence along that line 
north six and a half degrees east two hundred and ninety poles to a maple on the run of the briery swamp a corner of 
Lot No. 2 thence down the said swam the run and winds thereof to a maple on the run of the said swamp thence south 
five degrees west to a cypress on the run of Grindall Creek thence down the run of the said creek to the beginning. 
Nathaniel NOBLES to pay Mary NOBLES 2/4 3/4. Nathaniel NOBLES to pay Elizabeth NOBLES 4/2. 

Lot No. 10 containing 40 acre at 12/6 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Elizabeth NOBLES, one of the heirs of 
the said deceased, beginning at cypress on the run of Grindall Creek a corner of Lot No. 9 thence along that line north 
five degrees east two hundred and seventy six poles to a maple on the run of the briery swamp a corner of Lot No. 9 
thence down the said swamp the run and winds thereof to a gum on the run of the said swamp thence south fourteen 
and a half degrees west to the run of the briery swamp sweet gum thence down the said swamp the run and winds 
thereof to the beginning. 

Lot No. 1 1 containing 45 3/4 acres valued at 13 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Rebecca MOORE, one of the 
heirs of the said deceased, beginning at a sweet gum on the run of the briery swamp a corner of Lot No. ?? ?????? that 
line north fourteen and a half degrees east one hundred and seventy nine poles to a black gum on the fun of briery 
swamp a corner of Lot No. 10 then down the said swamp the run and winds thereof to the beginning. Rebecca 
MOORE to pay Shadrack NOBLES Pounds 1.10.3. Rebecca MOORE to pay Elizabeth NOBLES Pounds 1.0.1 1/4. 
Joshua NOBLES to pay Elizabeth NOBLES Pounds 5.3.3 1/4. Joshua NOBLES to pay Sarah HARRIS 15/2 14. 

Lot No. 12 containing 200 acres valued at 2/0 per acre we have allotted and set apart to Shadrack NOBLES, one of the 
heirs of the said deceased, beginning at a white oak Isaac HARRIS'S corner thence along his line south eight two 
degrees east forty two poles to a stake said HARRIS'S corner thence a long his other line south sixty two degrees east 
sixty eight poles to a pine HARRIS'S corner then south thirty west ninety poles to a stake in the center of three pines 
then south forty three east forty four poles to a pine on the east of the Pocoson? Edward MOORE'S corner thence 
along his line south five east twenty one poles to a pine Edward MOORE'S corner thence along an agreed made 
between said Moore and Nobles to a black gum said Moore's corner thence along an agreed line between Benjamin 
NOBLES and Nathaniel NOBLES, deceased, down a drain to a water oak Jess BARNHILL'S corner thence along an 



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agreed line between the said Nobles and the said Barnhill to a ?? on the run of the briery swamp thence up the said 
swamp the run and winds thereof to the beginning. 
Given under our hands this 17 th day December 1803. 
John BROOM 

John FLEMING Wm. BROOM, Surveyor 

Reading MOOR 

Henry (his mark) MOORE 

Pitt County Feby term 1804 

the Commission appointed to divide the real estate of Nathaniel Nobles, deceased, amongst his legal representatives 
have returned this as there report to court which was ordered to be registered. 

Richard EVANS for George EVANS, Clerk 



Old Hangings in Pitt County 

Charlotte Daily Observer, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 20, 1915 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Has Hanged More Than One 

Pitt County's Women were Negroes, However 

(Special to the Observer) 

Greenville, N.C. Aug. 19. — The sentence of Mrs. WARREN to the electric chair seems to have started the question 
of whether North Carolina ever hanged a woman. 

Mr. L. W. LAWRENCE, a local octogenarian, was a witness of the hanging of Mary HANRAHAN in this 

county. 

Watt (Walter) HANRAHAN was a very large planter and landowner and owned a very great number of 
slaves. To keep them at some work, he had a large piece of land near the present county home, known as "Hanrahan's 
Quarters" for the keeping of surplus slaves, or those for whom he had little to do. At that place they were employed 
clearing land, cultivating it and making support; if not money. The overseer was named GRIFFIN. He had occasion to 
whip one of Mary's children, a boy. This so enraged Mary that while the whipping was being administered, she picked 
up a large light wood knot and gave the overseer such a blow from behind on his head that he died. Mary was tried for 
the murder, convicted and with two negro men, was hanged here in Greenville. The site of the hanging was about 
where Fifth street crosses the ravine going to the training school. 

About three miles east of this city, at the site of the old court house, on the south side of the road, only a few 
years ago was the body and remains of some of the larger limbs of a tree, which was said to have been used for 
hanging criminals before the Revolutionary War. And it is said a negro woman was hanged there for killing her 
master. 

About the close of the Revolutionary War, a negro woman named Rose was publically burned at the court 
house for the murder of her mistress. 



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Nathaniel Nobles Will, 1856 

Found in Pitt County Will Book 2, p. 6; Pitt County Clerk's Office, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

In the name of God. Amen. 

I Nathaniel NOBLES of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being of sound mind and memory blessed be 
God do this 7 th day of February in the year of our Lord 1 856 make and publish this my last will and testament in 
manner following that is to Say, First I commit my soul to him who gave it And my body to be decently buried 
Second O lend my well beloved wife Margaret NOBLES During her life or widowhood apart of my land Beginning 
at a pine a corner of Jesse BARNHILL land and running a line of marked trees to the head of a ditch on the path, 
thence running said ditch to John M. BARNHILLS line to the run of Grindall Creek, thence down the run of said 
Creek to Carney's line thence with Carney's line to Arden MOORE'S line thence with said MOORE'S line to John F. 
WHICHARD'S line, thence with said WHICHARD'S line to the beginning and at the death or marriage of my wife I 
give the said land that I have lent to my wife to my son Joseph J. NOBLES his heirs and assigns forever. 
And all the residue of my land I give and bequeath to my son Simon E NOBLES at my death which is said to be one 
hundred acres. I also lend all my negroes to my wife her life or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give the said 
negroes to be equally divided between all my living daughters and Martha Francis SUTTON to have and equal share 
with any of my daughters I want the court to appoint five men to divide the said negroes I also lend to my wife her 
life or widowhood all of my house hold and kitchen furniture and farming ut enti als her natural life and at her death or 
marriage to be equally divided between my two sons And the household and kitchen furniture after giving all my 
children a bed and Stead and necessary furniture which I have not given one and my Grand daughter Martha Francis 
SUTTON I give a bed and Stead and furniture also and at the death or marriage of my wife all the rest of my furniture 
to be Sold and divided between all my children and Martha F SUTTON. I also give to my son Joseph J NOBLES a 
horse bridle and saddle, and after giving all my children a cow and calf that I have not given any 
I lend the balance of my Stock of Cattle hogs and sheep to my wife her life or widowhood and at her death or 
marriage I leave to be sold and equally divided between all my children and Martha F SUTTON to have one share and 
all my corn, pork, fodder and wheat and cotton Peas, and flax that is on hand at my death and Potatoes and all other 
eatables I give to my wife Margaret NOBLES I also lend to my wife her natural life my handmill and at her death or 
marriage I give the said mill to my son Simon E NOBLES his heirs and assigns forever. Also I lend my Grindstone my 
wife her life or widowhood and at her death to be sold and equally divided between all my children and all the residue 
of my property that I have not mentioned in my will I leave to be equally divided between all my children 
And I hereby make and constitute my two sons Simon E. NOBLES and Joseph J NOBLES Executors of this my last 
will And testament in testimony whereof I the said Nathaniel NOBLES have to this my last will and testament set my 
hand and seal the day and year above written 

Signed, Sealed and acknowledged Nathaniel (his mark) NOBLES {Seal} 

in the presence of us 
Arden MOORE 
Jesse BARNHILL 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In the Probate Court 

The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathaniel NOBLES late of this County, 
was this 19 th day of November 1868 exhibited before me Calvin COX Judge of Probate for said County by Simon E 
NOBLES and Joseph J. NOBLES the Executers therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Nathaniel 
NOBLES duly proved by the oath and examination of Jesse BARNHILL one of the subscribing witnesses therunto. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1864 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for 
August-November 1 864, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 

Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



[August 1864] 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present L. P. BEARDSLEY, H. S. CLARK, J. J. CHERRY 

Ordered the Clerk of Court inspect the tax list wherein the taxes charged against Penelope BRAXTON and charged the 
same to Penelope HERRINGTON, being no such person as Penelope BRAXTON & the said Penelope HERRINGTON 
be released from the payment of a double tax. [p.276] 

It appearing to the Court that one R. T. MAY is charged with a tax for the year 1863 $19.00 & that there & is not any 
such person in the County & it also appearing that the Collector has paid over the said Taxes to the County Trustee & 
Comptroller. It is ordered that the money paid to the County Trustee be refunded and the balance of the said Tax be 
allowed as insolvent. 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that E. J. WA RREN ? be excused from the payment of a County Tax charged 
against him for the year 1 864 it appearing he is not a resident of the County. 

It appearing torn the Court that Hannah BRAXTON be permitted to correct her Tax list by striking out a Town Lot 
valued at $1,000. [p.276] 

first that Mrs. SCHULTZ be permitted to list her Taxes in the year 1864 7 be relieved from a double tax. 

It appearing to the Court that James C. ALBRJTTON one of the Military for Pitt County has died since his 

appointment. It is ordered by the Court that Th. C y? be appointed in his place. 

Ordered by the Court that Ivey BEDARD Admr of Arch BEDARD be allowed to list his Taxables and be exempted 
from double Tax. [p.277] 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that Administration be granted to W. H. BURNETTE upon the estate of Wm. 
BLANDIFORD deed, upon his entering into bond in the sum of $5,000 with Benj TYSON & Huel HEMBY as sureties 
bond given and Admrs. qualified according to law. 

Ordered by the Court that F. B. SATTERTHWAITE, Wm. N. NELSON and James GALLOWAY be appointed 
Commissioners to contract for and have the bridge across Chicod Creek rebuilt at the expense of the County on the 
best terms, [p.278] 

August 6 th 1864 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present Henry S. CLARK, W M NELSON, David FLEMING 

Ordered by the Court that Purnell PATRICK & John C. BOYD be appointed Bridge commissioners for the Greenville 
District to act with B. G. ALBRJTTON. [p. 279] 



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On motion to Court it is ordered that Administration upon the estate of J. C. ALBRITTON deed, be granted to J. B. 
CHERRY in his entering into bond in the sum of $100,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON & Ruffin WARD as sureties 
bond given and administration Qualified according to law. 

Alley KING et all vs. John KING exrs.] County Court August Term 1864 

(WHOLE CASE CROSSED OUT) decreed by the Court that the petitioners Alley KING recover from the Executor 
John KING the sum of $8,741.76 2/3; that Wm. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE & wife Ann recover of the Deft. $8,741.76 
2/3; that J. K. BULLOCK & wife Emily recover $8,741.76 2/3. That there is in the hands of said John KING the sum 
of $8,741.76 2/3 due to Jesse TAYLOR & wife Betsey; that there is in the hands of said John KING the sum of 
$8,741.76 2/3 due to Samuel VINES; that there is due to Abraham JOYNER & wife Alley the sum of $8,741.76 2/3; 
that there is due to W. R. HORNE $2,913.92; that there is due to Benjamin DEBOSE & wife Sarah the sum of 
$2,913.92; that there is due to Samuel HORNE the sum of $2,913.92, who represent their deceased mother Polly 
HORNE; that there is due to James T. WILLIAMS as Guardian to James T. WILLIAMS, Jr., Ann E. WILLIAMS, 
Clara Jane & Nancy E. WILLIAMS the sum of $5, 827.84; that there is due to Samuel WILLIAMS the sum of 
$1,456.96; that there is due to Sherrod TYSON & wife Emily the sum of $1,456.96. And it appearing to the Court that 
the principal amount of the fund in the hands of the defendant KING is in Confederate Treasury Notes. It is ordered 
that the several sums due from him to the parties be paid in notes or bonds or in Confederate Treasury Notes and it is 
ordered and adjudged that execution issue against him in favor of the several parties according to this decree, the Clerk 
is allowed $100 for stating the account one half of which is to be paid by the Defendant KING and the other half by 
the other parties. And it is further ordered that this decree be enrolled, [p. 280] 

Be it remembered that in Special Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held for the County of PITT at 
the Court House in Greenville on the 23 rd day of August 1864 

Present} David LAURENCE, Jas. L. PAUL, Henry S. CLARK 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that Samuel BROWN be appointed Special Admr on the Estate of James B. 
WARD deed, in hid giving bond in the sum of $5,000 with Theophilus BARNHILL & E asto n JAMES as sureties, 
further ordered that he be authorized to sell all perishable property except the growing crop. [p. 284] 

Jas. L. PAUL J.P. 

Henry S. CLARK J.P. 

David LAURENCE J.P. 

Be It Remembered that a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held for the County of Pitt at the Court 

House in Greenville on the 1 st Monday in November AD 1864 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. CANNON, J. L. PAUL, Wm. N. NELSON 

It appearing to the Court that there is no Constable for Greenville District and it was considered that one was 
necessary, J. J. PERKINS was then appointed who gave bond as required by law with William WHITEHEAD and F. 
B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties which bond was accepted by the Court and the said J. J. PERKINS was qualified. 

On motion of Court B. W. BROWN Admr. with the Will annexed on the estate of Jno. S. BROWN deed, was allowed 
until next Feby term to make his returns, [p. 287] 

On motion & proof of the Justices of the Court was ordered by the Court that the County Trustee pay the cost in 
several cases decided at the last Superior Court wherein J. J. CHERRY was plantiff against sundry persons upon 
warrants for refusing to serve as patrol. 

Sarah C. FLEMING Exctrix of James L. FLEMING deed, returns her inventory of said estate on oath. 



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Samuel BROWN Special Admr. of James R. WARD deed, returns his inventory of said Estate on oath. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that D. H. CHERRY be appointed admr. on the Estate of Albert S. CHERRY deed, 
on his giving bond in the sum of $4,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON & Charles H. JOHNSTON as sureties, bond given 
and Admr. qualified. 

Ordered by the Court that D. H. CHERRY be appointed Guardian for Pauline & Louisa CHERRY on his giving bond 
in the sum of $8,000 with Charles H. JOHNSTON & B. G. ALBRITTON as sureties, bond given & accepted by the 
Court, [p. 288] 

On motion to Court Mary E. EASTON widow of John S. EASTON was appointed Admintrx on the estate of her 
deceased husband upon giving bond in the sum of $10,000 with Elizabeth DUPREE & Henry WILKS as sureties, 
bond given Admx duly qualified. 

Ordered by the Court that administration on the Estate of James R. WARD deed, be granted to Samuel BROWN upon 
his giving bond in the sum of $2,000 with Theo. BARNHILL & M.C. S. CHERRY as sureties, bond given & Admr. 
duly qualified according to law.. 

Court met according to adjournment} L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. CANNON, Jas. L. PAUL, Esqrs. 

The last Will & Testament of Benjamin F. HAZELTON deed, was exhibited in open Court for probate by Priscilla 
WILLIAMS the executrix therein named & it was proved by oaths of Martha A. MILLER & S. D. BARRINGTON 
that the said paper writing was found among the valuable papers & effects of the deceased after his death and it is 
further proved by the oath & examination of Jesse NOBLES, Spencer BROOKS, B. G. ALBRITTON & Joel 
PATRICK; that the said Phila WILLIAMS is duly qualified, giving bond in the sum of $100,000 with Elias J. 
BLOUNT & Edward PATRICK as sureties, [p. 289] 

On motion to Court it is ordered that Jas. J. PERKINS admr. of Elizabeth PERKINS deed, be allowed to list one house 
& lot in Greenville & be relieved from double Tax so far as the County Tax is concerned. 

On motion to Court it is ordered that Dr. J. H. JENKINS as agent of Kinchen CLARK be allowed to list his taxes & he 
be relieved from a double tax. 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that administration on the Estate of Richard RANDOLPH deed, be granted to 
Mary A. RANDOLPH on her giving bond in the sum of $10,000 with Charles H. JOHNSTON & Henrietta 
RANDOLPH as sureties, bond given Admx qualified. 

Mary A. ANDERSON admx of L. R. ANDERSON deed, returns her notice to creditors. 
Martha M QUIN admx of Calvin D. QUIN deed, returns her notice to creditors, [p. 289] 

On motion to Court & it appears that Purnell PATRICK is erroniously charged Taxes on $4,500 in State Bonds he 
giving in no such tax, it is ordered by the Court that his County Taxes on said amount be remitted. 

County Court Nov Term 1864} Upon motion and satisfactory evidence having given that Mrs. V. ATKINSON had 
given in all her slaves for taxation in the County of Pitt where she resides and it appears she had several slaves at 
work in a farm in Franklin County and that she has been compelled to pay the sum of $6,025.90 in said County of 
Franklin which is unjust [smeared] this Certificate that the same money be used by her in such way as be deemed best 
to recover back said sum [p. 290] 



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On motion to Court and the widow HILL having filed a relinquishment it was ordered by the Court that Jep HART be 
appointed admr. in the estate of Richard HILL deed, on giving bond in the sum of $4,000 with James S. WILLIAMS 
and Jerry MCGLAWHORN as sureties, bond given and admr. qualified in open Court, [p.290] 

Bynum TEEL Admr. of James A. BRILEY deed, returns an inventory & account of sales of said estate on oath. 

Lydia GRAY admx of Jos. J. GRAY deed, returns her inventory & account of sales of said estate on oath also her 

notice to creditors. 

W. J. EVANS Guardian returns his account current with A. A. FORBES up to Nov Term 1 864. 

Ordered by the Court that Henry SHEPPARD be appointed admr. on the Estate of W. W. COBB deed. Sally COBB 
his widow having relinquished her right to administer he having gave bond in the sum of $7,000 with Abram JOYNER 
& Huell HEMBY as sureties, bond given & admr. qualified. 

Upon motion It is ordered by the Court that administration be granted B. F. TUCKER upon the Estate of Elias 
SERMONS deed, on his entering into bond in the Sum of $20,000 with Joseph RINGGOLD & Wm. D. TUCKER as 
sureties. Bond given & administrator qualified according to Law. [p. 291] 

Wm. J. EVANS admr. of Martha FORBES deed, returns his notice to creditors. 

W. H. BURNETT admr. of Wm. VANDIFORD deed, returns an inventory & notice to creditors on said Estate. 
North Carolina Pitt County} November Session 1864 

Deed from E. Gray LEGGETT and wife Louisa to Benjamin S. ATKINSON and Franklin ATKINSON produced in 
open Court; Louisa examined and said she signed it of her own free will. [p. 291] 

North Carolina Pitt County} November Term 1864 

The bond of William FLANEKIN Sheriff with Caleb SPIVEY, Sherrod BELCHER & Calvin JOYNER as sureties 
Exhibited in open Court and the due execution thereof duly proved by the oath & examination of W. B. CHERRY the 
attesting witness thereto. And therefore the Court doth declare that the said Bond sufficient that it is duly executed and 
ordered to be recorded in the Registers Office of Pitt County & filed with the County Court Clerk. 

One Third of the Justices being present 

Ordered by the Court that the Wardens of the Poor at their descretion continue to assist the Poor of the County out side 
the Poor House, [p. 292] 

Ordered by the Court that a committee of five be appointed by the Chairman whose duty it shall be to investigate and 
make out a full report with Amos EVANS County Commissary & report to the next term of this Court Whereupon 
Willis R. WILLIAMS, Chrm., G. W. JOHNSON, W. S. HANRAHAN, Edward HOELL & Willie BROWN were 
appointed. 

Ordered by the Court that the Tax Collector be restricted to receive the old issue of Confederate Treasury notes until 

the 30 th day of this month & no longer. It is further ordered that all County officers holding the old issue on of 

the County be instructed to deliver this issue to John S. SMITH & take his receipt. He ordered that he may exchange it 
for the new issue, [p. 292] 

It is further ordered by the Court that W. H. PERKINS Tax Collector pay over to W. G. LANG $3,000 in old issue for 
the purpose of purchasing Cards. If said LANG Card agent fails to be able to use this amount out of old issue he is to 
return it to the said Tax Collector by the 30 th day of this month. 



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Court met according to adjournment 

Present C CANNON W M NELSON, Jas. L. PAUL, Esqrs. 

Benjamin W. BROWN exctr. of James A. TEEL deed, returns his inventory and account of sales of said Estate also his 
notice to creditors. 

Samuel MOORE admr. of James A. MOORE deed, returns his inventory of said Estate also his notice to creditors. 

Wm. H. DELANY Admn. of W. B. EBORN deed, returns his account of hiring of negroes belonging to said estate on 
oath. 

Upon motion It is ordered by the Court that Jos. J. PERKINS be appointed Guardian to the minor heirs of William L. 
PERKINS deed, upon he entering into bond in the sum of $60,000 with William WHITEHEAD & Hughey SUTTON 
as his sureties. Bond given & accepted by the Court. 

Seven Justices on the bench and it appearing that there is no constable for the District of Greenville Blount C. 
PEARCE is appointed Constable for one year fot the Greenville District on giving bond as required by law with J. J. 
PERKINS and William WHITEHEAD as sureties. Bond given and accepted and said PEARCE duly qualified in open 
Court. 

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Nov. Term 1864 

The Will of Johnson NOBLES deed, was exhibited and offered for probate in open Court by Jos. John DANCY the 
executor therein named and proved by the oath of Robert HARRIS one of the subscribing witnesses. Jos. John 
DANCY is duly qualified as executor of said Will on giving bond in the sum of $20,000 with James B. CHERRY, 
William WHITEHEAD and Geo. A. DANCY as sureties, [p. 294] 

W. R. WILLIAMS Admr. of Abram JOYNER deed, returns his inventory of said Estate on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Lewis GALLOWAY be appointed Guardian to Elizabeth CARROLL, Southy CARROLL, - 
— Lewis F. CARROLL deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $500 with Wm. N. NELSON and F. B. 
SATTERTHWAITE as sureties. Bond given and accepted by the Court, [p. 294] 

Ordered by the Court that B. F. TUCKER be allowed as agent of Clary TUCKER to list her taxes and be relieved from 
a double Tax. 



Calvin Mills Sugar Cane, 1894 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Dec. 5, 1894 

On Monday Mr. Calvin MILLS, one of the best farmers of Chicod township, brought the REFLECTOR a 
large stalk of West Indies sugar cane and also a package of sugar made out of some of this cane. Mr. MILLS obtain a 
seeding of the cane three years ago and has since been cultivating a small crop of it each year. He says that taking his 
yield as an estimate one acre in this cane will produce 572 gallons of syrup, three-fourths of which can be converted 
into sugar. We were surprised to see that such excellent sugar could be made right here in Pitt county. With such good 
results made by Mr. MILLS, we think if all our farmers would put in a small crop of this cane they would find it to pay 
a long ways better than cotton. 



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Nehemiah Taylor Land Partition, 1866 

Found in Nehemiah Taylor 1859 Estate, Pitt County Estates, CR 079.508.64; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

North Carolina Pitt County} In Equity. 

To the Honorable Judge of Said Court. Humbly Complaining Sheweth to your Honour your Petitioners Nancy 
TAYLOR, Serina TAYLOR, Amariah TAYLOR, Clayton H. TAYLOR, William BRYANT and wife Luvisa, Albert 
MOORE and wife Elizabeth, Robert PARKER and wife Miranda, William BRILEY & wife Ethalinda, C. H. TAYLOR in 
right of Leroy M. WHITEHURST, Henry MARTIN & wife Piety, Marcellus BRILEY & wife Felicia, Benjamin N. 
WHITEHURST, Alafair TAYLOR, Mary Ann TAYLOR and Louisa WHITEHURST that - John TAYLOR late of this 

county departed this life on or about day of 1825 leaving a last will and testament dated July 23 1825 which was 

duly admitted to probate at August Term 1825 of the County Court of this County. Among other divises and bequests he 
devises as follows. "Item the balance of my land including my home plantation and the land reserved, out of the tract that I 
gived John TAYLOR and Amariah TAYLOR a hundred acres, to remain in the peaceable and quiet possession of my wife 
Allafair TAYLOR and my five daughters, to wit, Rebecca, Delitha, Milly Allafair and Leisr and my son Nehemiah 
TAYLOR for a home for them to live and make Support on and after the death of my wife I want the land to remain in the 
peaseable and quiet possession of my son Nehemiah and my five daughters just mentioned so long as any of them live 

single but if any of my daughters marry I want their right to the land to cease." "Item at the death of my wife and 

death or marriage of my last daughter I then give all the land that I have for the use and support of my wife and family 
reserved and not already given away unto my son Nehemiah TAYLOR to him and his heirs forever." Your Petitioners 
Sheweth that the said wife of the Testator and the said five daughters are now dead and that the said Nehemiah TAYLOR 
is also dead without issue and intestate he having died before the death or marriage of the last daughter. That the said home 

plantation contains one hundred acres of land and the "land reserved out of the tract that ? Testator gave John 

TAYLOR and Amariah TAYLOR a hundred acres" devised in fee simple to Nehemiah TAYLOR after the death of his 
wife and five daughters, containing fifty acres; each tract adjoining the other and the lands of Joseph S STATON, Robert 
PARKER and others and situate in Grindell Creek in the County aforesaid. That an actual partition cannot be made of said 
lands without injury to some one or all of the parties interested. That your Petitioners and the defendants herein after so 
named are tenants in common of said land in the following proportions, to wit, to your Petrs. Nancy, Serina, Amariah, 
Clayton, Alafair, Mary Anne TAYLOR, Lavica BRYAN, Eliz. MOORE, Miranda PARKER, Ethalinda BRILEY, Piety 
MARTIN, Felicia BRILEY, Benj. N. WHITEHURST and the said Clayton in right of Leroy WHITEHURST, and Louisa 
WHITEHURST each one seventeenth (1/17) part and Pleasant H. TAYLOR and John A. TAYLOR and Ann Miranda 
HEATH wife of Benj. HEATH defendants each one seventeenth (1/17) part, equally, share and share alike. 

That said will with the record of the probate thereof was destroyed by fire at the burning of the Court House 
of Pitt County in the year 1858- — That the substance of said will is truly set forth and the paper herewith filed as a 
copy is a true and correct copy of said will taken from the record of the original before burning and destruction 
thereof- — In consideration whereof To the end that your Honour may order and decree a sale of the Said lands in such 
way and upon such terms as may be deemed just and reasonable and that a Copy of this petition with Subpoena may 
be served upon the said defendants Pleasant H. TAYLOR, John A. TAYLOR and Benjamin HEATH & wife Ann 
Miranda or in case they or any of them are non residents of the State that publication may be made for them according 
to law to compel them to appear at the next term of this Court and upon their several and respective Corporal oaths 
full, true, direct and perfect answer make to all and singular the premises and that they stand to perform and abide by 
any further order direction or decree of this Honourable Court that to your Honour may seem fit. And your Petrs as in 
duty will ever pray re. Edward W. YELLOWLEY Srle for Petrs 



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Sale of Dr. John S. Taft's Estate, 1878 

The following was found in Pitt County Estates, CR 079.508.64; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Acct of Sales of the Personal Property of the Estate of J. S. TAFT, sold for cash on the 4 th June 1878 



Lot Harness J. C. Tripp .75 

Saddle C. Danson 1.60 

Plow Harness " " " " 1.55 

Harness, Brush & e " """ .55 

Lines &e J.C.Cobb .40 

Plow C.B.Tripp .55 

Garden Plow J. B. Johnson .50 

Hoes, Stove & e B.J. Wilson 1 .45 

Shovels C. Danson 1.65 

Plow Handles C. B. Tripp .05 

Tuning Plows Harry Skinner .95 

Fork & old iron C. B. Tripp . 1 6 

Carriage Tongs R. Caesar .20 

Cotton Plow H. W. Brown 1 .50 

Old Barrels Widow .05 

Stove & Cooking Ut " " " " 2.00 

Asles T. R. Cherry .25 

Clothes Line Widow .05 

Cart Wm Whitehead 9.00 

Cart & 2 Lodies F. J. Johnson 7.75 

Cont Harness room David Barber .05 

Pigs Wm Whitehead 3 .20 

Sow T. R. Cherry 5.05 

6 Head of Cattle G. E. Taft 2 1 .00 

Cow Wm Whitehead .50 

Lot Chairs & Stools Robt Greene .85 

S. Machine T. R. Cherry .95 

Pr. Judia Boots W. B. Jarvis 1.10 

Baby Carriage C. B. Tripp 2.25 

Medical Book M. G. Ernul 1.15 

" " " " " Schweitzer 1.00 

" " " " " Schweitzer .10 

Douglass Diet M. G. Ernul .75 

Chemistry H. Skinner .05 

Lot Books C. A. Swindell .60 

Iron Bedstead & Mat E. G. Leggett 1 .80 

Bullion Caesar Rev. Carrick . 1 

2 Rocking Chairs Luke Smith .40 

1 Cupping Mch C. A. Swindell .50 

1 J. P. Brown .40 



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Eye Spectrum M. G. Ernul .25 

Hydro Syringe J. P. Brown 1.10 

One Box Dent Tools Mc G. Ernul 2.45 

Battery C. A. Swindell 1 .25 

Pocket Case J. P. Brown 2.50 

Forceps Mc G. Ernul .50 

Box Instruments J. P. Brown .35 

Bed & Bedstead & Mat C. Patrick 1 8.00 

1 Wardrobe Widow 1.00 

Book Case H. Skinner .30 

Carpet Widow .01 

Water Bucket " " " .05 

Parlor Chairs " " " .50 

Sofa " " " .50 

Carpet " " " 1.00 

1 Case of ORST J. P. Brown .50 

Pocket Flask W. B. Jarvis .30 

Draft Book John Flanagan . 1 5 

Lathestor C. A. Swindell .05 

Quairtet Widow .10 

Gun McG. Ernul 5.75 

Window Shades Widow . 1 

Sewing Machine " " " " 1.00 

Furniture " " " " 1.00 

Ward robe & Cont " " " " .05 

Blowing Horn W Len .75 

Medical Chest Widow .75 

Dining Room Furniture " " " " .10 

Table & Crokery " " " " .50 

Safe&Conts " " " " L00 

113.46 

Dining R. Chairs Widow ,50 

113.96 



B. W. Brown Admint J. S. Taft 

Sworn to before me H Sheppard Clk Sept 6 1878 



Joshua Lovick, Murderer, 1868 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Dec. 3, 1868 

At the late Superior Court for Greene County, Joshua LOVICK, white, was convicted of the murder of Miss 
Lucy BROWN, an old lady of that county. The murder was committed about one year ago. The prisoner's 
counsel asked an appeal to the Supreme Court, but it was not granted, and he was sentenced to be hanged 
on the 18 th instant. 



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Wilson County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Edgecombe County Court House, Tarboro, NC. Obviously not 
all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Mrs. Fannie FORBES, b. 1843 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 3, 1913 in Wilson, NC 

F: James GAY, b. NC 

M: Susan MOBLEY, b. NC 

Benjamin F. WOOTEN, age 63, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 10, 1913 being shot; was a night watchman 
F: George W. WOOTEN, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Julia GAY, b. Edgecombe Co., NC 

Mrs. Jane THIGPEN, b. Feb. 1 1, 1832 in Wilson Co., d. Oct. 10, 1913 at Saratoga. 
F: Ed GAY, b. NC 

M: Lizzie Bell ALLEN, b. Pitt County 

C. C. WINDHAM, age 27, b. Pitt Co., d. Feb. 21, 1914 accidently electrocuted; worked as telephone lineman 
F: B. F. WINDHAM, b. NC 
M: Sallie TAYLOR, b. NC 

J. H. G ARRIS, b. Aug. 13, 1844 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 17, 1914 in Wilson, NC 
F: Blount G ARRIS, b. Greene County 
M: Fedora OWENS, b. Greene County 

W. H. SMITH, b. July 26, 1854 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 21, 1914; buried in Wilson, NC. 
F: William SMITH, b. NC 
M: Sallie , b. NC 



C. J. JONES, age abt. 80, b. Pitt Co., d. May 1 1, 1914 
F: Eli JONES, b. NC 
M: Polly WOOD, b. NC 

Mrs. Alice HARVEY HERRING, b. May 1 1, 1858 in Greene Co., d. July 26, 1914 in Wilson, NC 
F: Dr. John HARVEY, b. Craven Co., NC 
M: Allice SANDERS, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Eliza LANGLEY, age 67, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 1, 1914 in Saratoga twsp.; from bladder cancer 
F: W. J. LANGLEY, b. NC 
M: Penny CRISP, b. NC 

R. B. BYNUM, b. 1859 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 12, 1915 in Wilson, NC; educated at Oxford College; buried Farmville 
F: Dr. J. N. BYNUM, b. NC 
M: Mary A. BARRETT, b. NC 



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Mrs. Annie OAKLEY (m. June OAKLEY) b. 1893 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 22, 1915 in Wilson, NC 
F: John H. MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Emma CASE, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Sallie DILDA, b. Feb. 8, 1847 in Wilson Co., d. Mar. 12, 1915 in Saratoga twsp. 
F: John OWENS, b. Wilson County 
M: Pollie DILDY, b. Pitt County 

Miss William MAY, b. 1853 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 4, 1915 in Saratoga twsp. 
F: Kinthen MAY 
M: Absely BEAMAN 

Thomas C. DAVIS, b. Aug. 4, 1830 in New Bern, NC, d. May 20, 1915 in Wilson, NC 
F: James DAVIS, b. NC 
M: Mary MERSHON, b. NC 

Thelma GOODRICH, b. 1907 in Pitt Co., d. June 4, 1915 from ruptured appendix; buried Greenville, NC 
F: T. E. GOODRICH, b. Sampson Co., NC 
M: Mollie MOYE, b. NC 

Thomas E. PAGE, b. Aug. 1831 in NC, d. June 26, 1915 in Wilson Co., NC 
F: Eason PAGE, b. NC 
M: Pollie FLEMING, b. NC 

Charles W. PROCTOR, b. Apr. 7, 1915 in Crossroads twsp., Wilson Co., d. June 18, 1915 
F: Charles T. PROCTOR, b. Pitt County 
M: Rosa LANGSTON, b. Wilson County 

Richard GARRIS, b. Oct. 28, 1893 in Wilson Co., d. Sept. 15, 1915 of consumption; buried Nashville, NC 
F: Silla GARRIS, b. Pitt County 
M: Cellie NOBLES, b. Pitt County 

W. G. PEOPLES, age 55, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 14, 1915 in Wilson Co., NC; a carpenter 
F: William PEOPLES, b. NC 
M: Susan MOYE/MAYE?, b. NC 

J. H. MOORE, age 46, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 24, 1915 in Wilson Co., NC 
F: J. H. H. MOORE, b. NC 
M: Mary E. SMITH, b. NC 

W. J. SPEIGHT, b. Nov. 29, 1850 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 2, 1915 in Saratoga twsp. 
F: H. G. SPEIGHT, b. NC 
M: Liddie E. MOORE, b. NC 

Bruce MOSLEY, age 26, b. Pitt Co., d. Feb. 24, 1916 in Wilson Co., NC 
F: John MOSLEY, b. NC 
M: Lucindy MCKEEL, b. NC 



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Mrs. Mary L. REASON, b. 1845 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 23, 1916 in Gardners twsp., Wilson Co., NC 
F: William WALL? 
M: ? ? ? 

INFORMANT: H. W. REASON, Fountain, NC 

Kinchin Mac OWENS, b. Mar. 6, 1870 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 4, 1916 in Gardners twsp., Wilson Co., NC; from TB 
F: James C. OWENS, b. Pitt County 
M: Barbara WOOTEN, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary RODGERS (m. R. A. RODGERS) age abt. 62, b. NC, d. May 29, 1916 Saratoga twsp. 
F: Jimmie JOHNSTON, b. NC 
M: Trizina STANCIL, b. NC 

W. Henry TYSON, age 49, b. Greenville, NC, d. July 3, 1916 in Wilson, NC; dry goods salesman 

F: S. V. TYSON, b. NC 

M: Dicy JOHNSON, b. NC 

INFORMANT: J. W. TYSON, Bennettsville, SC. 

Mrs. W. A. GILL, age 60, b. Greene Co., d. Nov. 28, 1916 in Wilson, NC 
F: Adam ROGERS, b. NC 
M: Eliza SPEIGHT, b. NC 

Mrs. John W. GARDNER, age 54, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 25, 1916 
F: William PEEPLES, b. Pitt County 
M: Sallie H. PARKER, b. Pitt County 

H. A. MAYO, b. July 10, 1890 in Wilson Co., d. Jan. 6, 1917 in Wilson Co.; merchant 

F: Ed B. MAYO, b. Wilson Co., NC 

M: Maggie H. JACKSON, b. Pitt County. 

Prudence HINES, age 73, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 29, 1917 in Wilson, NC 
F: Peter E. HINES, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Marietta MAY, b. Pitt County 

Thomas E. LITTLE, age 78, b. NC, d. Apr. 18, 1917; buried at Bell Arthur, NC 
Parents?? 

INFORMANT: E. B. MAYO, Wilson, NC 

Mrs. Lula NORRIS BARNES, b. Nov. 24, 1870 in Edgecombe Co., d. Sept. 6, 1917 at Elm City, NC 

F: Jessie NORRIS, b. Pitt County 

M: Lanie BRASWELL, b. Edgecombe County 

Mrs. Gidida RODGERS (m. Isaac RODGERS) age abt. 55, b. NC, d. Oct. 12, 1917 
F: Tom CRAFT, b. NC 
M: Rachel ?, b. NC 

Edward Oscar MCGOWAN, b. Sept. 19, 1850 in Hookerton, NC, d. Dec. 29, 1917 in Elm City, NC 
F: James William MCGOWAN, b. Greene County 
M: Nancy HARPER, b. Greene County, NC 



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Beddard Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Courthouse, Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

Beddard, Arby (25) Ivey Beddard & Sallie A. 
Anderson, Addie (19) Geo. N [sic] and Elizabeth 

Nov. 1, 1893. G;v. Fred McLawhorn 

W. G. Stokes, W. P. Clark 

Beddard, Archbld. (40) Ivy Beddard & ng 
Stocks, Elizabeth (25) J. S. Stocks & ng 

Dec. 17, 1895. Chicod. J. S. Corbitt 

W. H. Laughinghouse, J. H. Williams, W. Edwards 

Beddard, H. C. (45) Oliver Beddard & Betsy 
Moye, Frankie (46) ng & Polly Jones 

Mar. 26, 1896. Contentnea. E. D. Beaten or Braten? 

Woodie McLohon 

Bedard, Henry (22) Oliver Bedard & Elizabeth 
Jackson, Zilphia (21) Allen Jackson & Susan 

May 5, 1875. Contentnea. J. R. Forbes, JP 

W. F. Evans, Edward C. Carman, Hardy Johnson 

Beddard, Ivy F. (39) Ivy Beddard & Sallie 
Williams, Zenobia L. (23) Ap. Williams & A. 

Dec. 30, 1898. Contentnea. J. S. Corbitt, MG 

David Stocks, W. J. Branch, E. E. Smith 

Beddard, James R. (25) Archabald Beddard & Bettie 
Edwards, Nancy L. (20) Abner Edwards & Sally J. 

Jan. 21, 1883. Chicod. J. A. K. Tucker, JP 

J. E. S. Adams, J. R. Edwards, W. B. Edwards 

Beddard, John D. (26) Archibald Beddard & Elizabeth 
Brooks, Sarah Ann (26) Edwin Brooks & Patsey 

Jan. 6, 1880. Greenville twsp. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

N. B. Anderson, H. E. Nelson, T. R. Moore 

Beddard, John R. (20) Evey Beddard & Sarah A. 
Williams, Lazina (20) Joel Williams & Harriet 

Dec. 15, 1881. Chicod. John A. Williams, Min. P.B. 

James J. Hardee, Ivey Beddard, Archabald Beddard 

Beddard, Marcellus (34) Oliver Beddard & Bettie 
Garris, Susan (22) Assa Garris & Ann L. 

Feb. 23, 1891. Contentnea. Fred McLawhon 

W. B. Stocks, W. J. Tripp 



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Beddard, Moses ng 

Smith, Martha Joab Smith & Polly 

Sept. 20, 1868. Griffin's Dist. T. N. Manning, Min. 

Beddard, N. H. (28) ng 

Campbell, Ella (17) J. H. Campbell & Mary 

Feb. 12, 1896. Chicod. Stephen Williams, JP 

J. A. Mills, D. C. Stokes, J. A. Phillips 

Beddard, Wm. (24) Henry Beddard & Zilpha 

Jones, Pearcy ( 1 8) Joseph Jones & Susan 

Feb. 20, 1893. Contentnea. J. J. May, JP 
Jerry Wetherington, Josephus Moye, Geo. Moye 

Cox, Lewis L. (21) Lewis Cox & Susan 

Beddard, Sallie V. ( 1 5) Ivey Beddard & Sarah 
Apr. 13, 1890. place ng. W. M. Moore, JP 
N. E. Cory, R F. Stokes, George W. Stokes 

McGlohorn, James Henry (30) Jonathan McGlohorn & Susan 
Beddard, Martha (24) Joab Smith & Mary 

Mar. 13, 1881. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, MG 

John Elks, John Jones, F. McGlawhorn 

Phillip, Jesse (27) Richard Phillip & Nancy 

Beddard, Annie (22) Oliver Beddard & ng 
Apr. 19, 1892. Contentnea. J. R. Forbes 
W. R. Johnston, W. E. McLawhon, N. H. Beddard 

Turnage, Samuel (30) William Turnage & Mary 
Beddard, Nancy (22) ng & Polly Beddard 

Oct. 9, 1882. Contentnea. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

Asa Garris, L. W. Dawson, W. R. Johnson 

Williams, James H. (22) Joel Williams & Harriet 
Beddard, Sarah E. ( 1 6) Ivey Beddard & S. A. 

Dec. 1 1, 1881. Chicod. John A. Williams, Min. 

James J. Hardy, John B. Beddard, Ivey Beddard 



Hathaway-Brewer Fight, 1894 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Aug. 15, 1894 

Belvoir Items — Thirdites had a battle in our quiet little neighborhood, in which fence rails, shovels and brass-knucks 
were used. Mr. James BREWER and Oscar HATHAWAY had a fight all to themselves, and fought until both 
mutually agreed that they were satisfied. No one present was able to interfere — two or three of Mr. BREWER'S little 
boys stood by looking at their father get brutally beat in the face with brass-knucks, and could not render him any 
assistance, "our good law abiding citizens still continue to carry brass-knucks, pistols, and large jack-knives, and other 
numerous deadly weapons, and use them promiscuously, (of course only in self defense.) They were taken up and tried 
and discharged upon paying small fines and costs, with the promise not to do so again. And such I believe will 
continue until our peace officers will enforce the full limit of the law, which I believe upon conviction is that they shall 
not be fined not less than $30, together with imprisonment, if necessary. Brother officers, when you have a chance 
why don't you make those who dance pay the fiddler? 



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Bible Records 



Whitford-Smith-Whitehurst-Spite Family Bible 

Original in possession of W. Richard Faulkner, Salisbury, NC, April 201 1. Transcribed by Victor T. Jones, Jr., from 
photographs provided by W. Richard Faulkner. 

[New Testament Page] 

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Newly Translated out of the Original Greek: And with the 
Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be Read in 
Churches. Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the University, M DCC XXIII [i.e. 1723] 

[penciled in near bottom of page] 
Nancy mother of H.P. Whitehurst 
Daughter of Martin Whitford. 

[page 1] 

Sarah Smith wife of Thos. Smith was born [illegible] the 19th in the year of our Lord God 1762. 

Nancy Whitford daughter of Marten Whitford and Marry his wife was born the 23 day of march in the year of our 

Lord & Saviour 1783. 

Betsey Smith daughter of Tho[s Smith] & Sarah his wife was born the [torn] of July, in the yeare of our Lord 
[&] Saviour 1781. 

John Smith Son of Thomas Smith [torn] his wife was born the 8 day of March [in] the yeare of our Lord 
& Saviour 1783. 

Polley [? faded and out of focus in photo] Smith daughter of Thos. Smith and Sarah his wife was born April the 30 
1785. 

Salley Smith daughter of Thos. Smith and Sarah his Wife was born Febury the 7 1788. 
Polley Smith daughter of the Same parents was bornd the 6 day of [faded in photo] 1791 . 
Solomn Smith son of the same parents was born June the 5th day 1793. 

[page 2, End of the Apocrypha] 

John Whitford son of Martin Whitford and Mary his wife was bornd October the 9, 1766. 
One thousand seven hundred & sixty six. 

William Whitford son of Thos: Whitford and Sara his wif was born Novmbear ye 21 day about half an ouer past 
on oClok in ye aftrn. In year of our Lord God 1752 [photo has year cut off, year provided by W. Richard Faulkner] 
Henrey Purify Whithust Son of Shadrick Whithust and Nancy his wife was Bornd August the 19th day 1813. [Photo 
has the 9 in 19th cut off, day provided by W. Richard Faulkner] 

[page 3] 

Thomas Spite son of Willum Spite and Elesabeth his wif was born Novmbear ye fost day in year of our lord God 
1752 

& mar marred on November forth day David Whitford. [year of marriage not given] 
[page 4] 

David R. Whitford son of John Whitford and Hollon his wife was bornd July the 30th Day in the year of our Lord — 
1784. 

Celia Whitford Daughter of John Whitford and Hollon his wife was born the 19th [in gutter of Bible and illegible on 
photo] of April in the year of our lord [in gutter of Bible]. 



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Marten Whitford [smeared] 

Martin Whitford Departed this Life November the 16th Day 1804. Aged 70 years and one month, 
[page 5] 

Martin Whitford his Book 
ana domney 174_ 

[page 6, end page of the Prophets] 

God do men this book attend my book and hart Shall never part and this you See remember Me. 
Martin Whitford 176 [torn] 

Elezabeth Spite daftar of William Spite & Elezabeth his Wife Was born May ye fost in ye year of our Lord 1752. 
[page 6] 

[Several entries too faint to read names, dates of 1710 and 1729 stand out.] 
Fanna giddens daughter of Agnes Giddens borned Junerary the 22 1782. 
S 

Sarah W 

[page 7, page before Tables] 

John Whitford Son of Thomas Whitford and Sarah his wife War bornd October the first Day in the year of our Lord 
1744. 

[Entry written over and very faint.] 

John Whitford and Hollon his wife Was marred Apriel the 1 1th day 179[in gutter of book] 

John Whitford departed this life October the 8th 1 829 about one Oclock in the morning on Thursday after eleven days 
illness aged 63 Sixty three years lacking one day. 

[page 8] 

[Several faint entries date 1740 legible on one.] 

Omeata boy called Jhon Mergn was born febrary ye 1 1 1748. Sold to Artar Jonston and is fre at thorty one year old 
sold by Thomas Whitford. 

Richard Whitford son of John Whitford and Sarah his wife was Bornd Desember the 12 day 1770. 
John Whi 

John hear they was Bornd Desember the 18 — 1759. 
[page 9, page before Index] 

John Whitford, Son of Thomas W and Sarah his wife was bornd October the first Day [in] the year of our Lord God 
174[4] 

Elezabeth Whitford dafter of Thos. Whitford Was born July ye 24 day in ear of Our Lord God 1732. 

Marten Whitford son of Thos. Whitford and Sara his Wif Was born Otobr Ye fost 1 day in year of our Lord God 
1734. 



Clark-Whitford-Bean Bible Record 

The Christian's New and Complete Family Bible: or Universal Library of Divine Knowledge: Containing the Sacred 
Texts of the New Testament at Large. Illustrated. Printed by and for John Taylor; and sold by the Booksellers of 
London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth, Newcastle, York and by a 11 other Booksellers in 
Great -Britain. This bible was found in December 1964 in an old trunk in Waco, Texas. Sarah Whitford. who had been 
lef t an orphan at an early age and married James C. English, his second wife, in Tuscumbia, Alabama , December 



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7th, 1834. Virginia B. English, the daughter of James C. and Sarah English married Orlando W. Bean. This record, 
taken from some other publication was found in the John A. Clark, Jr. Collection, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

"Lardner Clark bought this Bible in Nashville of Espy & McQuillon in April 1793." 
"Ceded Territory South of the Ohio at Nashville upon the River Cumberland was born: 
Mary Clark upon the 24th March 1785 
Rebekah Clark upon the 7th July 1786 
Jean Clark upon the 2nd February 1788 

"Lardner Clark was born upon the 18th day of November 1756 in Gloucester County, New Jersey & dyed in the upper 
Louisiana uppon Tuesday Morning about Cock Crow, 1 7th day of February 1801. Was buried in the Church yard of 
Ste Genevieve upon Wednesday about 12 o' c lock by the priest of the Parish" . 

"Elizabeth Clark was born 3 1 of October 1767 in New Virginia in Bottetourt County and died on the 30 June 1 825 a t 
2 o' clock in Limestone County, Alabama . " 
David Dorr born 20th August 1787 

Mary Dorr born 6th December 1796 and died 10 October 1797 

Judiet Hope born 8th July 1825 (?) 

Malinda Bracken born month of August 18 7 (?) 

John Whitford was born October the 1st 1744 and died February the 23rd 1811. 
Sarah Whitford was born on January the 22, 1748 and died on October the 22, 1796. 
Richard Whitford was born December 12th 1770. 

John Whitford was born July the 1 0, 1 773 . / 

Martin Whitford was born June the 22, 1775. 

Mary Whitford was born August the 5th, 1777. 

William Whitford was born December the 25th 1780. 

Sarah Whitford was born March the 8th 1783. 

Laney Whitford was born February the 19th 1786. 

Laney Whitford was born on 8th day of June 1 803 (also listed as Del an) 

Lardner Clark Whitford on the 9th day of December 1805. 

Charlotte Cordee Whitford was born 12th August 1808 about 10 o' clock. 

Elizabe th (Eliza) Whitford on the 12th day of August 1808 and died April 30, 1837. 

John Whitford on the 8th day of January 1812 and died the 18th day of the same month. 

Sally (Sarah) Whitford was born on the 28th day of December 1813. 

Martin Whitford died on the 16th day of December 1814. (also shown in another entry as died 15th December 1814) 
Mary Whitford his wife died December 23rd, 1814. 

"Edmund I. Bean and Elizabeth Whitford was married June the forth 1 828 in fankin County, Ala . " 

Malvina Musadonah Bean was born May 5th 1829. 

William Hatch Bean was born June Is 1 1 83 1 . 

Orlando W. Bean was born July 14th 1834. 

Sarah Elizabeth Bean was born Feb. 21, 1837 in Tuscumbia 



The Wynns-Cherry-Barnhill Bible Record 

Found in the Manning Room, Martin County Community College Library, Williamston, NC. The Bible was Printed 
for Mathew Carey, No. 118, Market -Street, Philadelphia, October 27th, 1802. Watkin William Wynns served as a 
Captain in the Revolutionary War, and his Will is found in Martin County Will Book 2, p. 220. He was the son of John 
Wynns, and grandson of George Wynns of Bertie County, NC. The bible was carried to Mississippi and then to Henry 
Co., TN by Samuel Wynns, the youngest son of Watkin William Wynns. 



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This Book was Purchased Anno Domini 1803 By Watkin Wm. Wynns. 
MARRIAGES 

Watkin Wm. Wynns Was Married to Ann Ward August 10th 1769 
Pegga Wynns Was Married to John Bennett October the 27th 1 805 
Elizabeth Wynns Married to Darling Cherry the 1st of March 1812 

Watkin Wm. Wynns, Son of John Wynns & Sarah Wynns his Wife was Born Sept. 30 th old stile 1742 
Daniel Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Mary his Wife was born March 19th 1765 

BIRTHS 

Saml. Wynns married to Merina Barnhill May the 27th 1817 

Edward Barnhill & Elizabethe an his wife was Married in January 13th 1834 

an Move to Mississippi in Oct. the 2 1836 

John Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Mary his Wife was Born January 25th 1767 
Winifird Wynns Daughter of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born Septemr. 6 th 1770 
[entry too hard to read] 

Mary Wynns Daughter of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born February 13 th 1772 

Thomas Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born February 22, 1775 

Sarah Wynns, Daughter of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born April the 19th 1777 

William Ward Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born Apr i 1 27, 1779 

George Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born May the 30th 1781 

Ann Wynns Daughter of Watkins Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born Decmr the 30th 1782 

Benjamin Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born June 6th 1785 

Peggy Wynns Daughter of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann hi s Wife was Born April 1 0th 1 787 

Henry Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was born March 30th 

Elizabeth Wynns Daughter of Watkin Wm. Wynns &Ann his Wife was Born 7th of March 1 792 . 

Samuel Wynns Son of Watkin Wm. Wynns & Ann his Wife was Born October 20 1793 

Merina Barnhill Daughter of James Barnhill & Elizabeth his Wife was born March 24 th 1799. 

Barret Bennett Daughter of John Bennett and Peggy his wife was bornd Decbr31 18(06 or 07) 

Anney Lizar Bennett Daughter of John Bennett and Peggy his Wife wase Born October 1809 

William Bennett Son of John Bennett and Peggy his Wife was Bornd Decmbr 20 1816 

Nancy C. Bennett Daughter of John Bennett and Peggy his Wife was borned March the 12th day 1814 

Elisabeth Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Merina his Wife was Bornd June 12 1818 

Watkin William Wynns Son of Saml Wynns & Merina his Wife was Bornd February 7th 1820 

(Margaret) Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Marina his wife was Bornd June 25th 1 82 1 

(Eliza) Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Marina his wife was Bornd November 17, 1822 on Sunday evening 

(John) Washington Wynns Son of Saml Wynns & Marina his Wife was Bornd February 4th (1824) on Wednesday 

Early the Morning 

Thomas Jefferson Wynns Son of Saml Wynns and Marina his Wife was Bornd May 12 1825 . 
Nancy Caroline Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Marina his Wife was Bornd January 10, 1827 
Adaline Wynns Daughter of Saml. Wynns and Marina his Wife was Bornd January the 27th 1 828 . 
Sarah Jane Wynns Daughter of Saml. Wynns & Marina his Wife was Bornd December 12, 1830 
Martha Ann Rebecca Wynns Daugher of Saml Wynns and Marina his Wife was Bornd April 5th 1832 • 
James Clinton Wynns son of Samuel Wynns and Marina his wife was borned July 23rd 1829 
Edward Barnhill Son of John Barnhill & Dycey his (wife) was born February the 24 1 809 
an Emeline Barnhill Daughter of Edward Barnhill & Elizabeth Barnhill was born November 1 1th - 1834 
Saml. W. Barnhill Son of Edward Barnhill & Elizabeth, his (wife) was born April 16th, 1836 
Margarett Ann Barnhill was Born March 18th 1837 in Mississippi Holms County 



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[Note The following records are those of Marina (Barnhill) Wynns. After the death of her first husband, Samuel 
Wynns, she then married James Wright and had children by him] 

Marian (Marina) Elizar Wright Daughter of James Wright & Marina Wright his Wife was Born this April 6th 1835 

(Elizabeth?) Wright Daughter of James Wright Thi s July the 22 

Albert C. Wright a Son of James Wright and Marina his Wife was Born September _ 
[Illegible] 1 86 1 

Wm. C. Nored was bornd November the 2— 1833 
M. A. Nored Was borod April the 5--1835 
John M. Nored Was bornd June the 25- 1 858 
Jenetty J . Nored Was bornd September the 4— 1 860 

Marina E. Wright was Daughter of F. M. Wright Julia his Wife Borned August 23, 1861 
Charley (n? ) Wright Son of F. M. Wright Julia his Wife Was Born 20 of February 1 863 
Martha E. Wright Daughter of F. M. Wright Julia his Wife Was Born Januarythe 12, 1866 
Richard Henry Wynns was Born January 29, 1883 

Minnie May (McClure) Wynns was Born October 1893 Died January 27, 1919 

[Richard Henry Wynns was born January 28, 1874, and not January 29, 1883according to statements in his account 
book] 

Clara Orene Wynns, the Daughter of Richard H. Wynnes and Minnie May (McClure) Wynns, was Born May 8, 1910 
Billy Lucille Wynns, the Daughter of Richard H. Wynns and Minnie May (McClure) Wynns was Born July 29, 1912 

DEATHS 

Geo. Wynns Son of Watkin W. Wynns & Ann his Wife departed this Life January 28th 1782 

Benjamin Wynns Son of Watkin W. Wynns & Ann his Wife departed this life October 22nd 1 803 

William Ward Wynns unlucaly Departed this Life by a Fall of his hors the 15th of November 1807 

Watkin Wm. Wynns Departed this Life March 20th 1812 on Friday Eavan 

Ann Wynns Departed this Life February the 13 1819 on Saturday Morning 

Samuel Wynns Departed this Life on the 10 of October 1832 on Wednesday morning. 

Watkin William Wynns Son of Samuel Wynns & Merina his wife Departed this Life September the 25 1 820 on 
Munday Eavening about one hour and half (?) 

Eliza Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Marina his wife Departed this life October the 1 1 1 823 on Saturday 
Evening about Eleven Clock. 

James Barnhill Departed this life October the 1 8 1 826 on Wednesday 

Nancy C. Wynns Daughter of Saml Wynns & Marina his wife Departed this life January the 16 1827 
Marina Wright Departed this Life on Munday June 4 1 866 

A name and date on record pages: Alexander Upchurch May 2—1848 



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INDEX 



Adams, J. E. S 25 

Adams, Nicy Jolly 9 

Adams, Noah 6, 8 

Adams, Sally 8 

Albritton, B. G 14, 15, 16 

Albritton, James C 14, 15 

Allen, Lizzie Bell 22 

Allen, Lydia 5 

Allen, Mary 5 

Anderson, Addie 25 

Anderson, George 25 

Anderson, L. R 16 

Anderson, Mary A 16 

Anderson, N. B 25 

Atkinson, Benjamin S 17 

Atkinson, Elizabeth 8 

Atkinson, Franklin 17 

Atkinson, Polly 4, 7 

Atkinson, V., Mrs 16 

Barber, David 20 

Barnes, Lula Norris 24 

Barnhill, Ann Emeline 30 

Barnhill, Edward 30 

Barnhill, James 30, 31 

Barnhill, Jesse 11,13 

Barnhill, JohnM 13 

Barnhill, Margaret Ann 30 

Barnhill, Merina 30, 31 

Barnhill, Samuel W 30 

Barnhill, Theo 16 

Barrett, Mary A 22 

Barrington, S. D 16 

Beaman, Absely 23 

Bean, Edmund 1 29 

Bean, Malvina Musadonah 29 

Bean, Orlando W 29 

Bean, Sarah Elizabeth 29 

Bean, William Hatch 29 

Beardsley, L. P 14, 15, 16 

Beddard, Henry 25,26 

Beddard, John D 25 

Beddard, Marcellus 25 

Beddard, Oliver 25 

Beddard, Annie 26 

Beddard, Axby 25 

Beddard, Archibald 14, 25 

Beddard, H. C 25 

Beddard, Ivey 25 

Beddard, Ivy F 25 

Beddard, Ivy 14 

Beddard, James R 25 



Beddard, John B 26 

Beddard, John R 25 

Beddard, Martha 26 

Beddard, Moses 26 

Beddard, N. H 26 

Beddard, Nancy 26 

Beddard, Sallie V 26 

Beddard, Sarah E 26 

Beddard, William 26 

Belcher, Sherrod 17 

Bennett, Armey Lizar 30 

Bennett, Barret 30 

Bennett, John 30 

Bennett, Nancy C 30 

Bennett, William 30 

Biddle, Mary N 5 

Biddle, Mr 4 

Biddle, W. P 2, 5, 6 

Biggs, Elder 2 

Bland, Barnes 6 

Bland, C. C 6 

Bland, Sarah 3 

Blandiford, William 14, 17 

Blount, Allen 4 

Blount, Elias J 16 

Blount, Jacob 3 

Blount, Reading 4 

Blount, Sarah 3, 4 

Bowers, John 10 

Boyd, John C 14 

Boyd, Robert Ann 6 

Bracken, Malinda 29 

Branch, W. J 25 

Braswell, Lanie 24 

Braxton, Hannah 14 

Braxton, Penelope 14 

Brewer, James 26 

Briley, Ethelinda 19 

Briley, Felicia 19 

Briley, James A 17 

Briley, Marcellus 19 

Briley, William 19 

Britt, Martha 3 

Brooks, Edwin 26 

Brooks, John 2, 5 

Brooks, Joseph 4, 5 

Brooks, Rachel 6 

Brooks, Sally 2 

Brooks, Sarah Ann 25 

Brooks, Sarah 4 

Brooks, Spencer 16 



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Brooks, Zilphia 6,9 

Broom, John 12 

Broom, William 12 

Brown, Benj. W 15, 18,21 

Brown, H. W 20 

Brown, J. P 20,21 

Brown, John S 15 

Brown, Lucy 21 

Brown, Samuel 15, 16 

Brown, Willie 17 

Bryan, Lavica 19 

Bryant, Willam 19 

Buck, Nelly 2 

Buck, Nicey 3 

Bullock, James K 15 

Burnette, W. H 14, 17 

Burney, Lenon 5 

Bynum, B 4 

Bynum, J. N., Dr 22 

Bynum, R. B 22 

Caesar, R 20 

Campbell, Ella 26 

Campbell, J. H 26 

Cannon , Maria 8 

Cannon, Ally 8, 9 

Cannon, Caleb 15, 16, 18 

Cannon, David 6,7 

Cannon, Furnifold 2 

Cannon, Henry 4, 7 

Cannon, John 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 

Cannon, Maria 9 

Cannon, Martha 8, 9 

Cannon, Mary 2, 6, 7, 8 

Cannon, Miles 8 

Cannon, Nancy 4, 8 

Cannon, Polly Hart 8 

Cannon, Polly 9 

Cannon, Robert 9 

Cannon, Thomas 2, 4 

Cannon, William 8, 9 

Carman, Edward C 25 

Carrick, Rev 20 

Carrick, Thos 25 

Carroll, Elizabeth 18 

Carroll, Lewis F 18 

Carroll, Southy 18 

Case, Emma 23 

Causey, Charlotte 4, 5 

Causey, Nancy 5 

Cherry, D. H 16 

Cherry, Darling 30 

Cox, Martha Jane 9 

Cox, Mary 2, 8 

Cox, Peggy 8, 9 

Cox, Susan 9 

Cox, William 4, 5 



Cherry, James B 15, 18 

Cherry, Joseph J 14, 15 

Cherry, Louisa 16 

Cherry, M. C. S 16 

Cherry, Pauline 16 

Cherry, Susannah 2 

Cherry, T. R 20 

Cherry, W. B 17 

Cherry, William 4 

Clark, Elizabeth 29 

Clark, Henry S 14, 15 

Clark, Jean 29 

Clark, John A., Jr 28, 29 

Clark, Kinchen 16 

Clark, Lardner 29 

Clark, Mary 29 

Clark, Osborne 1 

Clark, Rebecca 29 

Clark, W. P 25 

Clark, William 5 

Cobb, J. C 20 

Cobb, Sally 17 

Cobb, W. W 17 

Congleton, Abraham 3, 5 

Congleton, Thewly 10 

Corbitt, J. S 25 

Cory, N. E 26 

Cox, Abraham 4,8 

Cox, Amanda 8 

Cox, Argent 9 

Cox, Ben 8, 9 

Cox, Bryan 8,9 

Cox, Calvin 13 

Cox, Cealy 8 

Cox, Daniel 8 

Cox, Eliza 9 

Cox, Elizabeth 8, 9 

Cox, Elsey 8,9 

Cox, Fanny 9 

Cox, Guilford 8,9 

Cox, Henry 8, 9 

Cox, John C 8, 9 

Cox, John 4, 7 

Cox, Joseph 8, 9 

Cox, Josiah 6 

Cox, Lewis L 26 

Cox, Lewis 8, 9, 26 

Cox, Louisa Haddock 8 

Cox, Louisa 4, 9 

Cox, Lydia 9 

Cox, Mahala 8, 9 

Cox, Harriet 8 

Craft, Tom 24 

Crisp, Penny 22 

Dancy, George A 18 

Dancy, Jos. John 18 



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Daniel, Joseph J 1 

Daniel, Robert T 5 

Danson, C 20 

Davis, James 23 

Davis, Thomas C 23 

Dawson, L. W 26 

Deal, Louisa 9 

Debose, Benjamin 15 

Dilda, Sallie, Mrs 23 

Dildy, Pollie 23 

Dorr, David 29 

Dorr, Mary 29 

Dudley, Enoch 5, 6 

Dupree, Elizabeth 15 

Easton, John S 16 

Easton, Mary E 16 

Edwards, Abner 25 

Edwards, Elizabeth 8 

Edwards, J. R 25 

Edwards, Mr 3 

Edwards, Nancy L 25 

Edwards, Sally 8 

Edwards, W. B 25 

Edwards, W 25 

Elks, Anna Page 4 

Elks, John 26 

Ellis, Eleasar 8, 9 

Ellis, Elizabeth 4 

Ellis, Flora 9 

Ellis, George B 9 

Ellis, Joseph 4 

Ellis, Mary 8, 9 

Ellis, Nancy 3, 8, 9 

Ellis, Penelope 8, 9 

Ellis, Polly 4 

Emery, William 5 

English, James C 29 

English, Virginia B 29 

Enrol, M. G 20,21 

Evans, Amos 17 

Evans, W. F 25 

Evans, W.J 17 

Ewell, H., Elder 2 

Failing, Susannah 4, 5 

Faulkner, W. Richard 27 

Fellows, Elizabeth 2 

Fellows, Jonathan 2 

Flanagan, John 21 

Flanagin, William 17 

Fleming, David 14 

Fleming, James L 15 

Fleming, John 12 

Fleming, Pollie 23 

Flemming, Sarah C 15 

Forbes, A. A 17 

Forbes, Fannie, Mrs 22 



Forbes, J. R 25, 26 

Forbes, Martha 17 

Forrest, Mr 4, 7 

Forrest, Ms 2 

Forrest, Samuel 2 

Fowler, Mr 3 

Galloway, James 14 

Galloway, Lewis 18 

Gardner, Asa 5, 9 

Gardner, Elizabeth 8, 9 

Gardner, John W., Mrs 24 

Gardner, Sally 8,9 

Gardner, Wyatt 8, 9 

Gardner, Asa 8 

Garris, Asa 25, 26 

Garris, Blount 22 

Garris, J. H 22 

Garris, Richard 23 

Garris, Silla 23 

Garris, Susan 25 

Garris, Zelotha 3 

Gay, Ed 22 

Gay, James 22 

Gay, Julia 22 

Giddens, Agnes 28 

Giddens, Fanna 28 

Gill, W. A., Mrs 24 

Ginn, Nancy 2, 7 

Goodrich, T. E 23 

Goodrich, Thelma 23 

Gray, Jos. J 17 

Gray, Lydia 17 

Greene, Robert 20 

Griffin, James 4, 6 

Griffin, Jesse 8 

Griffin, Lanier 6 

Griffin, Linwood 6 

Griffin, Mr 12 

Haddock, Charles 2, 3 

Haddock, Frederick 5, 7 

Haddock, Jemima 8, 9 

Haddock, Martha 5 

Haddock, Mary Eliza 8, 9 

Hancock, Amariah 3 

Hancock, Amy 5 

Hancock, Elizabeth 4 

Hancock, Harmon 2, 5 

Hancock, J 4 

Hancock, Mr 2, 3 

Hanrahan, Maria 8 

Hanrahan, Mary 12 

Hanrahan, Violet 8 

Hanrahan, W. S 17 

Hanrahan, Walter 12 

Hardee, Abby 6,8 

Hardee, Abigail 4 



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Hardee, Betsey 2 

Hardee, Eliza 3 

Hardee, James J 25, 26 

Hardee, Lidda 4 

Hardee, Martha 6 

Hardee, Thomas 4, 5 

Hardy, Sidney 8, 9 

Harper , Martha Ann Cox 8 

Harper, Nancy 24 

Harrell, Patsy 4 

Harrington, Abraham 5 

Harrington, Jacob B 5 

Harris, Isaac 11 

Harris, Mary 6, 7 

Harris, Rebecca 8, 9 

Harris, Robert 18 

Harris, Sarah 10 

Harris, Smith 8 

Harris, Stephen 6, 7 

Harris, Tamer 2 

Harrison, Delitha 4 

Harrison, Elisha 3, 4 

Harrison, Elizabeth 3 

Hart, Jemima 8, 9 

Hart, Jep 17 

Harvey, John, Dr 22 

Hathaway, Oscar 26 

Hayne, Isaac 1 

Hazelton, Benjamin F 16 

Hazleton, John 4 

Heath, Ann Miranda 19 

Heath, Benjamin 19 

Hellen, James 5, 7 

Hellen, Sarah 2 

Hemby, Huel 14, 17 

Herman, Elizabeth 4 

Herring, Alice Harvey 22 

Herrington, Penelope 14 

Hill, Richard 17 

Hines, Peter E 24 

Hines, Prudence 24 

Hoell, Edward 17 

Holloway, Edmond 4 

Hope, Judiet 29 

Home, Polly 15 

Home, W. R 15 

House, David 6 

Jackson, Allen 25 

Jackson, Jesse Lillington 2 

Jackson, Maggie H 24 

Jackson, Zilphia 25 

James, Archibald 6 

Jarvis, Capt 1 

Jarvis, W. B 20, 21 

Jenkins, J. H., Dr 16 

Jerrald, Hugh Pugh 1 



Johnson, Dicy 


24 


Johnson, F. J 


20 


Johnson, G. W 


17 


Johnson, Hardy 


25 


Johnson, J. B 


20 


Johnston, Arthur 


28 


Johnston, Charles H 


16 


Johnston, Jimmie 


24 


Johnston, W. R 


26 


Jolly, Nicy 


8 


Jones, C. J 


22 


Jones, Eli 


22 


Jones, John 


26 


Jones, Joseph 


26 


Jones, Pearcy 


26 


Jones, Polly 


25 


Jones, Victor T., Jr 


27 


Joyner, Abram 


15, 17, 18 


Joyner, Calvin 


17 


Joyner, John 


4 


Joyner, Mr 


3 


Kammerer, Roger 


1, 12, 13, 14,19, 20, 


22 




Kight, David 


2 


King, Alley 


15 


King, John 


15 


Kirkman, James 


5 


Kittrell, J 


2, 3 


Kittrell, John Allen 


8 


Kittrell, William B 


2 


Lane, Alfred 


8 


Lang, W. G 


17 


Langley, Eliza, Mrs 


22 


Langley, W. J 


22 


Langston, Rosa 


23 


Laughinghouse, W. H 


25 


Laughinghouse, William J 


15 


Lawrence, David 


15 


Lawrence, L. W 


12 


Leggett, E. Gray 


17, 20 


Lester, George 


2 


Little, Thomas E 


24 


Lovick, Joshua 


21 


Manning, T. N 


26 


Martin, Henry 


19 


Martin, Piety 


19 


May, J. J 


26 


May, Kinchen 


23 


May, Marietta 


24 


May, R. T 


14 


May, William, Ms 


23 


Mayo, Ed B 


24 


Mayo, H. A 


24 


McCabe, Elder 


2,3 


McGlawhorn, Jerry 


17 


McGlohon, Warren 


6,7 



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McGlohorn, James Henry 26 

McGlohorn, Jonathan 26 

McGowan, Edward Oscar 24 

McGowan, James William 24 

McGowan, Joel 5 

McGowans, Ms 4 

McKeel, Lucindy 23 

McLawhorn, Fred 25 

McLawhorn, W. E 26 

McLearnon, Jacob 4 

Mclohon, Mary 9 

Mclohon, Jerry 8, 9 

Mclohon, Lois 8, 9 

Mclohon, Mary Worthington 8 

Mclohon, Susan E 8 

Mclohon, Susan 9 

McLohon, Woodie 25 

Mershon, Mary 23 

Miller, Martha A 16 

Mills, Betty 5 

Mills, Calvin 18 

Mills, Elizabeth 5 

Mills, J. A 26 

Mills, Keziah 2 

Mills, Zylphia 4 

Mobley, Susan 22 

Moore, Albert 19 

Moore, Arden 13 

Moore, Edward 1 1 

Moore, Elizabeth 19 

Moore, Henry 12 

Moore, J. H. H 23 

Moore, John H 23 

Moore, Liddie E 23 

Moore, Mr 3 

Moore, Reading 10,12 

Moore, Rebecca 1 1 

Moore, Samuel 18 

Moore, T. R 25 

Moore, W. M 26 

Mosley, Bruce 23 

Mosley, John 23 

Moye, Churchwell 4 

Moye, Frankie 25 

Moye, George 26 

Moye, Irwin 3 

Moye, Josephus 26 

Moye, Mollie 23 

Moye, Mr 4, 7 

Moye, Susan 23 

Mumford, Reney 6, 7 

Mumford, Sareny Gardner 8 

Mumford, Serena 9 

Mumford, William 6, 7, 8 

Murphy, Guilford 5, 6 

Murphy, William S 5,6 



Nelson, Barbara 8 

Nelson, Emily 9 

Nelson, Fenner 8 

Nelson, H. E 25 

Nelson, Josiah 6 

Nelson, Sarah 8, 9 

Nelson, William N 14, 15, 18 

Newborn, Mr 4, 6 

Nobles, Anne 2 

Nobles, Benjamin 2, 10 

Nobles, Cellie 23 

Nobles, Charles N 10 

Nobles, Drury 10 

Nobles, Elizabeth 1 1 

Nobles, Jesse 16 

Nobles, Johnson 18 

Nobles, Joseph J 13 

Nobles, Joshua 11 

Nobles, Margaret 13 

Nobles, Mary 1 1 

Nobles, Nathaniel 10, 11, 13 

Nobles, Shadrack 11 

Nobles, Simon E 13 

Nobles, Susanna 1 1 

Nobles, Susannah 2 

Nored, Jenetty J 31 

Nored, John M 3 1 

Nored, M. A 31 

Nored, William C 31 

Norris, Jessie 24 

Oakley, Annie, Mrs 23 

Oakley, June 23 

Ormand , Wesley 8 

Ormand, Christiana 8 

Owens, Fedora 22 

Owens, James C 24 

Owens, John 23 

Owens, Kinchen Mac 24 

Page, Eason 23 

Page, Thomas E 23 

Page, William 4 

Parish, Stephen 1 

Parker, Archibald 1 

Parker, Elizabeth 4 

Parker, Fereby 4 

Parker, Mandy 8 

Parker, Miranda 19 

Parker, Patsy 4 

Parker, Robert 19 

Parker, Sallie H 24 

Parkerson, Charles 8 

Parsons, Amanda 6, 7 

Patrick, C 21 

Patrick, Edward 16 

Patrick, Joel 16 

Patrick, Purnell 14, 16 



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Patrick, William 4 

Patten, Col 1 

Paul, James L 15, 16, 18 

Pearce, Blount C 18 

Peeples, William 24 

Peoples, Lydia 3 

Peoples, W. G 23 

Peoples, William 23 

Perkins, Elizabeth 16 

Perkins, Joseph J 15, 16, 18 

Perkins, W. H 17 

Perkins, William L 18 

Pettis, Nasby 4 

Pettit, Elizabeth 5 

Pettit, Jeremiah 2 

Pettit, Jesse 4, 5 

Pettit, Louisa 5 

Pettit, Nathan 5,6 

Pettit, Sarah 4 

Phillips, J. A 26 

Phillips, Jesse 26 

Phillips, Richard 26 

Philpot, Mr 4 

Pittman, Jackson 8 

Powell, Fillis 8 

Powell, James 2 

Powell, Kitty 2, 4 

Proctor, Charles T 23 

Proctor, Charles W 23 

Pugh, Latham 4, 7 

Pugh, Stephen 3, 5, 7 

Quin, Calvin D 16 

Quin, Martha M 16 

Quinnerly, Shadrach 1 

Randolph, Henrietta 16 

Randolph, Mary A 16 

Randolph, Richard 16 

Reason, H. W 24 

Reason, Mary L., Mrs 24 

Reede, Rachel 4 

Reid, Rachel 4 

Ringgold, James 2, 4 

Ringgold, John 4 

Ringgold, Joseph 17 

Rodgers, Gidida 24 

Rodgers, Isaac 24 

Rodgers, Mary, Mrs 24 

Rodgers, R. A 24 

Rogers, Adam 24 

Rogers, Nancy 4 

Rollins, Lydia 10 

Ross, Elizabeth 25 

Ross, William A 6 

Rountree, Charles 3,4 

Rountree, Chloe 5 

Rountree, John 4 



Rountree, Susannah 4 

Ryall, Martha 8 

Ryals, Sarah 4 

Salter, Mary 3,5 

Sanders, Allice 22 

Satterthwaite, F. B 14, 15 

Schultz, Mrs 14 

Schweitzer, Mr 20 

Sermons, Elias 17 

Sewel, Tempy Ann Harris 8 

Sheppard, Henry 17 

Sheppard, Henry 21 

Shivers, Benjamin 6 

Shivers, Mr 3 

Skinner, Harry 20, 21 

Slaughter, Elizabeth 2 

Slaughter, Ms 3 

Smith, Abner 3 

Smith, Alcey 8 

Smith, Ann 8 

Smith, Benjamin 6, 7 

Smith, Betsey 27 

Smith, Caleb 4, 5 

Smith, Charles 5 

Smith, David 5 

Smith, E. E 25 

Smith, Elsie 6, 7 

Smith, Henry 2, 3,4, 5, 7 

Smith, Jacob 5 

Smith, James 2,4 

Smith, Joab 26 

Smith, JohnS 17 

Smith, John 4, 5,27 

Smith, Joseph 5 

Smith, Lancy 8 

Smith, Laney 5 

Smith, Letis 9 

Smith, Lovey 8 

Smith, Luke 20 

Smith, Martha 26 

Smith, Mary E 23 

Smith, Mary 9 

Smith, Minerva 8,9 

Smith, Molly 3 

Smith, Pation 8 

Smith, Polley 27 

Smith, Rebecca 4 

Smith, Salley 27 

Smith, Samuel 5 

Smith, Sarah 2, 4, 6, 27 

Smith, Solomon 27 

Smith, Thomas 27 

Smith, Rachel 8 

Smith, William 22 

Smith, Wm. H 8, 22 

Speight, Eliza 24 



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Speight, H. G 23 

Speight, W. J 23 

Spite, Elizabeth 28 

Spite, Thomas 27 

Spite, William 27 

Spivey, Caleb 17 

Stancil, Trizina 24 

Staton, Joseph S 19 

Stocks, Abraham 5 

Stocks, Asa 5, 7 

Stocks, Betsy 8 

Stocks, David 25 

Stocks, Elizabeth 25 

Stocks, J. S 25 

Stocks, Louise 2 

Stocks, Margaret 5 

Stocks, Patsy Ann 9 

Stocks, Patsy Ann Gardner 8 

Stocks, Peggy 2 

Stocks, Rachel 4, 5 

Stocks, Sidney 8 

Stocks, Susannah 4 

Stocks, W. B 25 

Stokes, D. C 26 

Stokes, George W 26 

Stokes, R. F 26 

Stokes, W. G 26 

Sutton, Hughey 18 

Sutton, Martha Ann Ellis 9 

Sutton, Martha Frances 13 

Sutton, Mr 4 

Swindell, C. A 20, 21 

Taft, G. E 20 

Taft, John S., Dr 20 

Taylor, Alafair 19 

Taylor, Ameriah 19 

Taylor, Clayton H 19 

Taylor, Jesse 15 

Taylor, John A 19 

Taylor, Mary Ann 19 

Taylor, Nancy 19 

Taylor, Nehemiah 19 

Taylor, Pleasant H 19 

Taylor, Sallie 22 

Taylor, Serina 19 

Teel, Bynum 17 

Teel, James A 18 

Thigpen, Jane, Mrs 22 

Tolar, Daniel 1 

Tripp, C. B 20 

Tripp, Charles 4 

Tripp, J. C 20 

Tripp, W. J 25 

Tucker, B. F 17, 18 

Tucker, Clary 18 

Tucker, J. A. K. 25 



Tucker, Keeley 4, 5 

Tucker, Laura 3 

Tucker, Sarah 2 

Tucker, William D 17 

Tull, Nancy 4, 5 

Turnage, Samuel 26 

Turnage, William 26 

Turner, George 8, 9 

Turner, Margaret 9 

Turner, Margaret Harris 8 

Tyson, A. A 26 

Tyson, Benjamin 14 

Tyson, J. W 24 

Tyson, John 5 

Tyson, Noah 4 

Tyson, S. V 24 

Tyson, Sherrod 15 

Tyson, W. Henry 24 

Upchurch, Alexander 31 

Vandiford, William 17 

Vincent, Elizabeth 5 

Vincent, John 4 

Vincent, Kitty 6 

Vines, Samuel 15 

Wall, William 24 

Ward, Ann 30 

Ward, James R 16 

Ward,Ruffm 15 

Warren, E. J 14 

Warren, Mrs 12 

Weathington, Gideon 6, 7, 8 

Weathington, Nancy 4 

Wetherington, Jerry 26 

Wetherington, Nancy 6, 7 

Whichard, John F 13 

Whitehead, Betsey 5 

Whitehead, Elizabeth 8 

Whitehead, William 8, 15, 18, 20 

Whitehurst, Benjamin N 19 

Whitehurst, Henry Purifoy 27 

Whitehurst, Leroy M 19 

Whitehurst, Louisa 19 

Whitehurst, Shadrick 27 

Whitford, Bryan 6 

Whitford, Celia 27 

Whitford, Charlotte Cordee 29 

Whitford, David R 27 

Whitford, David 27 

Whitford, Elizabeth 28 

Whitford, John 27, 28, 29 

Whitford, Laney 29 

Whitford, Lardner Clark 29 

Whitford, Martin 27, 28, 29 

Whitford, Mary 29 

Whitford, Richard 28,29 

Whitford, Sarah 29 



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Whitford, Thomas W 28 

Whitford, Thomas 27, 28 

Whitford, William 29 

Whittington, William C 8 

Wilks, Henry 16 

Williams, Ann E 15 

Williams, Ap 25 

Williams, Clara Jane 15 

Williams, J. H 25 

Williams, James H 26 

Williams, James T 15 

Williams, Joel 25,26 

Williams, John A 8, 25, 26 

Williams, Lazina 25 

Williams, Nancy E 15 

Williams, Phila 16 

Williams, Samuel 15 

Williams, Willis R 17, 18 

Williams, Zenobia L 25 

Williams. James S 17 

Willys, Mr 2, 3, 7 

Wilson, Argent 6 

Wilson, B. J 20 

Wilson, Daniel 4 

Wilson, Harriet 8, 9 

Wilson, James 4, 6 

Wilson, Nancy 4 

Wilson, Richard 8, 9 

Wilson, Sally 8 

Wilson, Tony 8, 9 

Wilson, William 4, 7 

Windham, B. F 22 

Windham, C. C 22 

Winly, William 8, 9 

Winly, Amanda 9 

Wood, Polly 22 

Wooten, Barbara 24 

Wooten, Benj. F 22 

Wooten, George W 22 



Worth, Joseph W 4 

Worthington, Cealy 8, 9 

Worthington, Elizabeth 8, 9 

Worthington, Joseph 4, 5 

Worthington, Lucy 8 

Worthington, Mary 8,9 

Worthington, Jo 8 

Wright, Charley 31 

Wright, Elizabeth 31 

Wright, F. M 31 

Wright, James 31 

Wright, Marian Elizar 31 

Wright, Marina 3 1 

Wright, Martha E 31 

Wynns, Adaline 30 

Wynns, Ann 30, 31 

Wynns, Benjamin 30, 31 

Wynns, Billy Lucille 31 

Wynns, Clara Orene 3 1 

Wynns, Daniel 30 

Wynns, Elizabeth 30, 31 

Wynns, George 30, 31 

Wynns, Henry 30 

Wynns, James Clinton 30 

Wynns, John Washington 30 

Wynns, John 29, 30 

Wynns, Martha Ann Rebecca 30 

Wynns, Mary 30 

Wynns, Minnie May 31 

Wynns, Nancy C 31 

Wynns, Peggy 30 

Wynns, Richard Henry 31 

Wynns, Samuel 29, 30, 31 

Wynns, Sarah Jane 30 

Wynns, Sarah 30 

Wynns, Watkin Williams 29, 30, 31 

Wynns, William Ward 30, 3 1 

Yellowley, Edward W 19 



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Pitt County 
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UARTERLY 



Volume XX, No. 2 



May 2013 



THOMAS LOVE, REV. WAR SOLDIER 1 

JOHN LITTLE, CORONER'S INQUEST, 1785 .....4 

SAMUEL HUSSEY, CORONER'S INQUEST, 1785 5 

BENJAMIN BELL— WILLIAM EVERETT ESTATES, 1795 6 

ADAM CARROLL ESTATE SALE, 1827 7 

DAVID RIGHT, CORONER'S INQUEST, 1828 8 

LEWIS WILSON, SLAVE DIVISION, 1859 9 

W. G. PARKER LETTER, 1863 10 

PITT COUNTY COURT MINUTES, 1864 11 

EDWARDS FAMILY FORTUNE, 1891 18 

BENJAMIN HAWKINS TYSON LETTER, 1931 19 

RECOLLECTIONS OF OLD FARMVILLE, 1954 20 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES 22 

MO YE FAMILY MARRIAGES 26 

BD3LE RECORDS JOSEPHUS SMITH FAMILY RECORD 29 

WILLIAM ROSS BIBLE RECORD 29 

J. D. MANNEN (MANNING) BIBLE RECORDS 30 

NOAH BEAMAN BIBLE RECORD 31 



FILLERS 



SPEIGHT— PEACOCK MARRIAGE, 1826 4 

AMOS EVANS, CHAMPION WATERMELON RAISER, 1884 5 

ELIAS TURNAGE ACCIDENT, 1890 6 

LASSITER COURT NOTICE, 1834 9 

ST. MICHAELS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, 1884 10 

ALEX LITTLE MURDER, FALKLAND, 1900 17 

GEORGE KITTRELL DIED IN WELL, 1902 18 

JOSEPH TILLMAN MURDER, LENOIR CO., NC, 1850 19 

ALTON E. MILLS, POW, 1945 21 

FLEAS BROKE UP CHURCH MEETINGS, 1905 28 



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Thomas Love, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Thomas Love 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

HOV3 

Thomas LOVE S36048 m37NC 
State of North Carolina Pitt County — 

On the day of August 1818 Thomas LOVE of said County appeared in open Court who is aged abou t sixty-nine 

being a resident of Pitt County who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following 
declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress Entitled an act to provide for certain 
persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States service in the revolutionary war. That he the said 
Thomas LOVE enlisted in Ca mblin [CAMDEN] County & State aforesaid Enlisted by Captain Joshua DOITEY a 
Recruiting O fice r of sd County and Rendezvoused at hallefax in Captain John POINTERS Company in the Seventh 
Ridgement of North Carolina comanded by Colonel James Hogan Marched from Halifax to Alexa nder in Virginia 
from thence to Philhadelphia, thence to Trenton, thence to the White Plains thence to Germantown, and that he was 
sent from thence to the Hospettal the place not recollected; & remained there nine months. From thence Joined the 
Army at Paramus and from there to Monmouth, from thence to Philadelphia, thence to Charleston South Carolina; 
and there was taken prisoner and remained as a prisoner of war Fourteen months; and was then carried to 
Jamestown Virginia, from thence to Williamsburg from thence to Petersburg Virginia; from thence to Richmond 
Where he was discharged by Col Thomas CLARK Commander of the first ridge ment North Carolina. That he was 
in the battle of Germantown also at the battle Brandy Wine and in Charleston South Carolina during the seage . That 
he has no property and stands in need of assistance of his Country for support and that he served nearly 5 years in 
the Co ntenetta l armey. — Sworn to and subscribed in open Court the day & date above. 
Robt. WILLIAMS, Chairman Thomas (his mark ) LOVE 

At the same time & place Solomon CARR.who was in Co ntenetta l armey at the time and maketh oath the greater part 
of the facts set fo urth by Thomas LOVE he Knows to be true & believes the whole to be true and that from his age and 
having no property, thinks he needs the assistance of his country. 
Sworn to and subscribed to as above 

Robt. WILLIAMS, Chairman witness Solomon (his mark} CARR 

Dates of Commissions & Names & Rank Companies Enlistments Periods of Service Occurrences 

7th Regiment James HOGAN Colonel Thomas LOVE Pt. 

POINTERS 22 Mar. 77 3 years Omitted Feby '79 

State of No. Carolina Secretary's Office 10th of October 1818 

I hereby Certify that the above is a true abstract from the muster roll of the North Carolina Continental line for the 
Revolutionary War. Given under my hand at office in Raleigh the date above 

Wm HILL Secretary of State 

District of North Carolina 

On this 5th day of December 1818 before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the United States for the said 
district, personally appeared Thomas LOVE aged 70 years, resident in Pitt County in the said district, who being by 
me first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the 
provision made by the late act of Congress entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & 
naval service of the United States in the revolutionary:" That he the said Thomas Love, sometime early in the 



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revolutionary war, the date he does not remember, enlisted in Camden County in the State of North Carolina, in the 
company commanded by Captain POINTER, of the 7th Regiment, in the North Carolina line, on the Continental 
establishment, for 3 years; that he continued to serve in the same company, & in Captain DICKSON'S Company (to 
which he was transferred when the regiments were broken) until the end of his said enlistment, and then continued 
in the same service until the Siege of Charleston, when he was taken prisoner, and remained a prisoner about 14 
months, after which he sailed from Charleston to Jamestown in Virginia, and thence marched to Richmond, where 
he was discharged; which discharge he delivered to the Purchaser of his claim & has not seen it since; that he was in 
the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, & the Siege of Charleston; and that he is in reduced circumstances & 
stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day & year aforesaid. H. POTTER, DJUSNC 

District of North Carolina 

Solomon CARR maketh oath that he is well acquainted with the aforesaid Thomas LOVE -that he served with him 
in the revolutionary war and part of the time in the same company — and deponent believes confidently that the said 
Thomas served in the American Army in said war, in the North Carolina line, on the Continental establishment, 
more than 2 years; and certainly more than 9 months in one continued service. Deponent further saith that the said 
Thomas LOVE is destitute of property & now on the Parish, & stands in need of the assistance of his Country for 
support. Sworn to before me at Raleigh the 5th of December 1818 
H. POTTER, DJUSNC 

Dates of Commissions & Names & Rank Companies Enlistments Periods of Service Occurrences 
7th Regiment James HOGAN Colonel 
Thomas LOVE Pt. 

POINTERS 22 Mar. 77 3 years Omitted Feby 79 
State of No. Carolina Secretary's Office 4th Deer. 1818 

I hereby Certify that the above is a true abstract from the muster roll of the North Carolina Continental line for the 
Revolutionary War. Given under my hand at office in Raleigh the date above 

Wm HILL Secretary of State 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions February Term 1827 
On this 7th day of February 1827, Personally appeared in open Court of said County of Pitt, Thomas LOVE resident 
of said County aged sixty-six years who being duly sworn doth on his oath make the following declaration in order 
to obtain the revisions made by the acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and 1st of May 1820, that he the said 
Thomas Love enlisted for the term of 3 years on the 10th of March 1779 in the State of North Carolina in the 
Company commanded by Captain John POINTER in the Regiment commanded by Colonel James HOGUN in the 
line of the State of North Carolina on the United States Continental Establishment —that he continued to serve in the 
said Corps until he was regularly discharged from the service in Richmond State of Virginia that he hereby 
relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension except the present that his name has been placed on the Pension 
list that the number of his pension Certificate is lost and that he never before exhibited a schedule of his property 
because he did not know it was necessary to do so. That he hereby relinquishes every claim to pension except what 
may be allowed him by said acts of Congress. That his name was placed on the pension list No. not ascertained and 
again a second time by his friends without his knowledge or the least intention of fraud and by which he was 
stricken from the list of pensioners as he has been informed as having fraudulently intended to draw double what he 
was entitled to and which he avers was not the case and which trust is satisfactorily explained the oath of Robert 
WILLIAMS, Benjamin TISON Esquires & Colonel Oliver PRINCE who from his friendly solicitude to see me 
properly placed on the pension list know of my age and infirmity was no doubt the innocent cause of my being a 2nd 
time put on and off being stricken off. And in pursuance of the act of the first of May 1820, 1 do solemnly swear that 
I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 1 8th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by 
gift, sale or in any manner whatever disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it 



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as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled "an act to provide for certain persons engaged 
in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war" passed on the 18th day of March 1818, 
and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor 
have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed. I hereby 
certify I have no property to the amount of one shilling. - 

Attest: James SHEPPARD, Clerk Thomas (his X mark) LOVE 

Archibald PARKER, DC 

State of North Carolina County of Pitt} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions May Term 1827 
On this 10th day of May 1827 personally appeared in open Court, being a Court of record for the County aforesaid 
proceeding according to the course of common law with a jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount, keeping a 
record of their proceedings, and having the power of fine and imprisonment, Thomas LOVE, resident of Said 
County who being duly sworn doth on his Oath make the following declaration in amendment of the declaration 
which he made in February Term of said Court in order to obtain the provision made by the Acts of Congress of the 
1 8th March 1818 and the 1 st May 1 820. That since the 1 8th March 1 8 1 8 no Change has Taken place in his property 
he not having possessed any at that time --that he has been chiefly supported by the Parish for about nine years past, 
for the fore part of which time he was removed from one place to another in the County under the provisions of the 
law for such purposes ~ and for the latter of the time his residence has been more permanent and an anu al allowance 
made by the Wardens of the Poor for his Support -that he now lives with his wife aged from 64 to 66 years who is 
unable to labor much —that two of his Children a son & a daughter are at present in his family but they are poor and 
unable to do anything for him and our of age & out of his Control —That since the making of his declaration at 
February Term of this Court he has been informed and believes that there is due him and account of the pension 
allowed him by the United States up to the time when a declaration was required to be made by the Act of May 
1820, the sum of about $152 - which he has not been able to receive from the agent at Fayetteville for want of his 
Certificate which is lost — he having neglected to preserve it under an impression that it was of no use to him - 
Attest: Jas. SHEPPARD Clk Thomas (his mark) LOVE 

Sworn to and declared, on this 10 th day of May before the Justices of said Court — 
Attest: James SHEPPARD, Clerk of said Court 

Georgia Washington County} on this Eleventh day of October Eighteen Hundred and thirty three, before me, the 
Subscriber, a Justice of the Inferior Court for Said County of Washington personally appeared Thomas LOVE, who 
on his Oath declares that he is the same person formerly belonged to the company commanded by Captain 
POINTER, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Thomas CLARK, in the Service of the United States, that his 
name was placed on the Pension Roll of the State of North Carolina from whence he has lately removed that, he now 
resides in the State of Georgia where he intends to remain, and his pension to be there payable, in future. The 
following are his reasons for removing from the State of North Carolina to the State of Georgia to place myself in 
the care & protection of my children. 
Sworn & subscribed to before me the day and year aforesaid 

Samuel ROBISON, JIC Thomas (his mark) LOVE 

[Caleb LOVE gave a supporting affidavit, but does not indicate his relationship to the veteran.] 

[Thomas LOVE was pensioned at the rate of $8 per annum commencing August 3rd 1818, for 3 years service in the 
North Carolina Continental Army.] 

let to Samuel ROBISON his atty; 20 th Sept 1 833 
notice sent him 1 1 Nov 1833 

transferred to Georgia from Sept 1831 — Nov. 11, 1833 



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John Little, Coroner's Inquest, 1785 

Found in the Craven County Coroner's Inquests, CR 028.913.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Inquisition Indented Taken at the house of Mr John LITTLE Late of Pitt County in the State of North Carolina this 
3d of Deer. 1785 before me George FALCONER Coroner of the County aforesaid upon View of the Body of John 
LITTLE late of Said County then and There Lying Dead and upon the Oath of Isaac LITTLE James WAINRIGHT 
Joseph DANIEL James AVERY Reading MOORE Sampson CLARK Joseph HICKMAN Aron TISON Edmond 
TISON Major HARRIS Keeley TUCKER Wm BRADY Senr. Hood HARRIS Wm HARRIS Saml. BROWN 
Harris WILLIAMS Joshua TUCKER John ANDERSON and Joel WILLIAMS Good and Lawfull men of the 
County aforesaid who being Charged and Sworne to Inquire how and in what manner the Said John LITTLE by his 
Death Came upon their Oaths do say that on the 2d day Deer, in the year of our Lord 1785 and at the place aforesaid 
the Said John LITTLE Accidently Fell Down in his well which was nearest his house and was Dro wnd . in 
Testim oney Whereof as well I the Coroner as the Jurors aforesaid to this Inquisition have Severally Put our Seals the 
day — year and place first above Written 

Reading MOORE {Seal} 
Sampson CLARK {Seal} 
Joseph (his H mark) HICKMAN {Seal} 
Aaron TISON {Seal} 
Geo FALCONER Cor {Seal} 
Isaac LITTLE Forman {Seal} 
James WAINRIGHT {Seal} 
Joseph DANIEL {Seal} 
James AVERY {Seal} 
Edmund TISON {Seal} 
Major HARRIS {Seal} 
Keley TUCKER {Seal} 
Wm W BRADY {Seal} 
Hood HARRIS {Seal} 
William HARRIS {Seal} 
Samuel BROWN {Seal} 
Harris WILLIAMS {Seal} 
Joshua TUCKER {Seal} 
John ANDERSON {Seal} 
Joel WILLIAMS {Seal} 



Speight-Peacock Marriage, 1826 

Washington Whig, Washington, NC, Sept. 16, 1826 

A Weighty Peacock!— Married in Wayne county, N.C. on the 8 th ult. by the Rev. John HOWELL, Mr. 
Hobhead SPEIGHT of Greene county, aged 77 Vi years, weight 99 3 / 4 pounds, to Mrs. Sally PEACOCK of 
the former county, aged 44 years, weight 333 % pounds! 



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Samuel Hussey, Coroner's Inquest, 1785 

Found in the Craven County Coroner's Inquests, CR 028.913.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Coroners Return of Inquistion on the Body of Sam I. HUZZY 

December ye 26 1786 Stephen BROOKS Coroner 

We the Jury of Inqueste on the Body of Samuell H USE Y Meet and view Said Body and Made all Inquiry that we 
Could think ne sesa ry Confirming the Death of said Deed and we think and believe that he Being Elevated in Li qure 
Fell of his Hors Being Depriyd of his S tengt h to Help him Self so S muthe red in the water 

Stepn. BROOKS Coron. 
Aaron TISON {Seal} 
Edmund TISON {Seal} 
Isaac JOYNER {Seal} 
Benony (his mark) RYLAND {Seal} 

John MOORE {Seal} 
George BENTLY7/BE ASLEY ? {Seal} 
George (his mark) WALLACE {Seal} 
Abram JOYNER {Seal} 
Lemuel DEBERRY {Seal} 
John MOORE {Seal} 
John PIPKIN {Seal} 
Jesse JORDAN {Seal} 
Frederick TISON {Seal} 
George MOY {Seal} 
George MOYJr {Seal} 
Jacob (his mark) TISON {Seal} 



Amos Evans, Champion Watermelon Raiser, 1884 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Aug. 20, 1884 

Mr. Amos EVANS, the champion watermelon raiser of the county, will accept our thanks for the finest melon we 
have seen this season, which weighed 55 pounds and was 42 inches in circumference. Mr. EVANS brought one 
dozen melons to town Saturday and the whole lot would have weighed 49 pounds each. We wanted to get the exact 
weight of each melon, but some of them were sold before we saw them. The three largest melons weighed 143 
pounds, and the two smallest 69 14 pounds. Mr. EVANS told us he had brought in his largest melon, but that he 
could have pulled a dozen out of his patch that would have averaged 45 pounds each. He always makes the finest 
melons of any man in the county and we doubt if his lot Saturday can be beaten in the State. 



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Benjamin Bell-William Averett Estates, 1795 

This advertisement appeared in the N. C. Journal, Halifax, NC, May 18, 1795 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



NOTICE 

The Subscriber having qualified as Administrator to the estate of Benjamin BELL, Esq.;deceased, late of Pitt 
County; also, as Administrator de bonis non to the estate of William AVERRETT, deceased, of said County, 
requests all persons having demands against said decedents to make them known within the time prescribed by 
law, otherwise they will be barred from recovery. 

Those indebted to the sais estates are requested to make immediate payment, as the situation of said estates will 
admit no indulgence. 

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 

On Friday the 22d of May next 

Will be Sold, at the late Dwelling-house of the said Benjamin BELL, deceased, all the perishable part of the estateof 
said deceased. Six months Credit will be given , the Purchasers giving Bond with approved Security before the 
property is changed. BENJAMIN ATKINSON, Admr. 

Pitt County, April 28, 1795. 



Ellas Turn age Accident, 1890 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., July 2, 1 890 

ACCIDENT — Parties from this place who attended the masonic picnic at Hookerton, Tuesday of last week, 
reported quite an accident upon their return to Greenville. Mr. Elias TURNAGE had his family in a single horse 
phaeton and was returning home from the picnic. While crossing the bridge near Hookerton his horse began kicking 
and backed the vehicle down a steep embankment when the end of the bridge was reached. The vehicle with its 
occupants went down eight or ten feet, turning completely over in the fall, the horse going down on it and 
demolishing it. The only one of the party hurt was Mrs. TURNAGE, one of her legs being broken, the others 
escaping without a scratch. Parties who were near enough to witness the accident, say it was miraculous how the 
occupants of the vehicle escaped without some of them getting killed and all more or less hurt. There were five 
persons in the phaeton. 



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Adam Carroll Estate Sale, 1827 

Found in the Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Feb. 3, 195 1. 

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Bill of Sale Made Out In 1827 Shows Prices Far 
Below Standards of 1951 

Folks hereabouts are making a lot of comments about the higher prices, but for a real picture of the state of 
inflation in which we find ourselves, take a look at these prices from a Pitt county bill of sale dated September 7, 
1827. 

The bill of sale, more than 123 years old, was found recently by Miss Annie CARROLL of Greenville RFD, 
route two, who lives on the New Bern highway near Cox's Mill. Miss CARROLL found the bill of sale, when she 
was going through some papers left by her father, the late Frank CARROLL, a farmer of the Chicod community. 
The bill of sale, dated September 7, 1827, is a handwritten statement of the sale of personal property of "Adam 
CARRELL," the great-grandfather of Miss CARROLL. 

The bill is signed by John C. MO YE, who apparently was constable of the township at the time the bill of sale 
was made. The bill is written in a fairly legible script on paper which has turned brown and is cracked with age. 

The highest price which appears on the bill of sale is an addition to the original statement. 

The transaction is recorded: I John C. MO YE on the 17 of this instant sold the following property to wit: 

twenty four head of hogs to Francis BROOKS $10.00 
One lot of barrels to Hallon CARRELL $1.00 

The first part of the statement lists the following sales to "Hallon CARREL." 

Two pine tables 30 cents 
one chest 20 cents 
ten chairs 20 cents 
10 looking glasses 20 cents 
one candle stick 1 5 cents 
one pair of fire irons 20 cents 
two pots 25 cents 
one Dutch oven and spider 30 cents 
one table 15 cents 
three morter pails 20 cents 
one lot of spoons 10 cents 
one pair of stirrup irons $2.00 
three stocks of Bees 50 cents 
10 g ? $1.00 



One slate was sold to "Edmund EASON for 25 cents, and one pair of cart wheels was sold to William B. 
HARDEE for $8.25. 

The end of the bill of sale read "I John C. MO YE do certify this to be a True statement of the sale of 
property which was Adam CARREL. Given under my hand and sold this day mentioned. 

It was signed by John C. MO YE and witnessed by someone whose signature could not be interpreted. 



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David Kight, Coroner's Inquest, 1828 

Found in the Craven County Coroner's Inquests, CR 028.913.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of North Carolina Craven County} this day personally Came Frederick BUTLER and Aaron ATKINSON & 
Jesse ATKINSON before me John CHAPMAN Eqr on of the Justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid 
and also before the Jury of I nqus t over the dead body of David KIGHT and after being duly Sworn on the holy 
Ev enjal ist of al mity God they all depo seteth and Sayeth that they went to Sarah AVERETTS hous on Sunday 
morning of the 16 day of November 1828 and that Mrs AVERITT Informed them that David KIGHT Left her h ous 
on Saterday morning Early and that She was afraid that Something had happened to him and wished them to go and 
Look for him and these deponants went to the Creek and found the gun standing by a tree and these deponants then 
Concluded that Said KIGHT was Certainly drounded and these deponants then fyered Several Guns over the water 
and at Length Said KIGHT Ris and they found him and maid him fast until a Jury Could be got and further these 
deponants Sayeth not Sworn to the 17 th day of November 1828 — 

Att John CHAPMAN JP Frederick (his mark) BUTLER 

Aaron (his mark) ATKINSON 
Jessee ATKINSON 

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State of North Carolina Craven County} This day personally Came Sarah AVERITT before me John CHAPMAN 
Esqr one of the Justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid and also before the Jury of Inquest held over the 
dead body of David KIGHT and after being duly Sworn on the holey Ev enjal ist of all mity God She depo seteth and 
Sayeth that the Said David KIGHT had Lived Some time in hur h ous and on the 1 5 th day of November 1 828 the Said 
KIGHT got up in the morning very Early and took his gun and Said he was Going to kil Sum ducks in the Creek and 
S om time after Said KIGHT had bjn gon this deponant heard a gun and the Said KIGHT never Returned no more 
that day and the next morning this deponant Says that She greu uneasy and gave the allarm that Something must 
have happened to him and further this deponant Sayeth not — Sworn to before me in Swifts Creek near the h ous of 
Sarah AVERITT on the 17 day of November 1828 

Att John CHAPMAN JP Sarah (hur S mark) AVERITT 

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State of North Carolina Craven County} An Inquisition indented taken at Swifts Creek near the h ous of Sarah 
AVERITT in the Said of County on the 17 day of November AD 1828 before John CHAPMAN one of the acting 
Jus ticies of the peace in and for the County aforesaid upon the view of the body of David KIGHT then and there 
Lying dead upon the oaths of Samuel WIGGINS Charles ANDERSON James MCINGTUSH Isaac GARDENER 
Benjamen BENTLEY Benjamin VENTERS Church CHAPMAN John SUTTON Alfred CHAPMAN Sauthy 
WETHERANTON H orasta GUALTNEY Enuch AVERITT Good & Lawfull men of the County afore Said who 
being Sworn and Chargeed to Inquier on the part of the State afore Said when where how and after what manner the 
Said David KIGHT Came to his death do, Say upon there Oath that the Said David KIGHT being alone in Swifts 
Creek in Said County and accidintly drounded him Self and to the best of their opinion the Said David KIGHT 
accidently drounded him Self— Given under our hands day & date above 
John SUTTON Enoch AVRITT Ch CHAPMAN 

Samuel WIGGINS Hortis GWARTNEY Benjamin BENTLEY 

Alfred CHAPMAN Charles ANDERSON Benjamin VENTERS 

Southe WITHERINGTON James MCINTOUSH 

Att John CHAPMAN JP Isaac GARDNER 



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Lewis Wilson, Slave Division, 1859 

Found in Lewis Wilson Estate, 1856; Pitt County Estates, CR 079.508.76, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of North Carolina Pitt County} To the worshipful! the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
February Term 1859. 

We the undersigned freeholders appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for said County, having been 
duly sworn proceeded on the 27 th day of December to divid and make partition between and among , William John 
WILLSON Benjamin Jessee WILLSON and Frances L WILLSON, tenants in common of the following negro 
slaves viz — Alfred, Jim Shade, Allen, Noah Jordan Augustus Willis Grizza Lucy, Martha & child Lettice Phillis 
Jonah and Ned And allot and assign to each his and her individual share in severality as follows. Viz — 
Lot No 1 Lucy, Phillis, Allen and Willis is assigned to William John WILLSON 

Lot No 2 & 3 To Benja J WILLSON & Frances L WILLSON- Lettis Jonah , Noah Jordan, Martha & child Grizza 
Shade Jim Alfred and ned and Augustus — 

Lot No 1 Appriated to William John WILLSON is to pay Lot 2 & 3 Sixty six dollars and Sixty six & 2/3 cents — 
All of which is respectfully submitted under our hands and seals. This the 27 th day of December 1858. 

Hy C JORDAN JP. {Seal} 
Chas. GREENE {Seal} 
Wm. MOORE {Seal} 



Lassiter Court Notice, 1834 

Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, June 24, 1834 

State of North Carolina 

Greene County 

Court of Equity, Spring Term, 1 834 
Uzzel LASSITER and others, 
VS 

Jesse LASSITER, Nancy LASSITER, James WIGGINS and Susanna his Wife, Jacob LASSITER, Isham 
LASSITER, Thomas LASSITER and Nathan LASSITER. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the said James WIGGINS and Susanna his wife, Jacob, Isham, 
Thomas and Nathan LASSITER, are residents of the State of Alabama. Ordered therefore, that publication be made 
in the Raleigh Register for the term of six weeks, commanding the said James WIGGINS and Susanna his wife, 
Jacob, Isham, Thomas and Nathan LASSITER to appear and answer at our next Superior Court of Law & Equity, to 
be held for the County of Greene at the Courthouse in Snow-Hill, on the second Monday after the fourth Monday in 
September next, or the bill of complaints will be taken pro-confesso and set for hearing ex parte as to them. 
Witness, Chas. EDWARDS, Clerk and Master of said Court, at Snow Hill, the second Monday after the fourth 
Monday of March 1834. 

CHARS. EDWARDS, C. M. E. 



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W. G. Parker Letter, 1863 

This letter is found in PC 1506.1, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Feb., the 22 1863 
Greenville Pitt Co.. N.C 

Dear Ema 

I have a place to Stop at once more after marching two days as hard as I ever have marched & my feet is 
very sore — both is blistered, and I had the cholera morbus yste day but not bad; I stoped eating & this morning 
I feel much better we are having a desperate rainy time of it., last night it rained before we got our tents up I 
put our things in a pile and put my blanket on to cover all up till we got our tent which the boys were not long 
doing. I slept remarkable good last night., but the air feels very unpleasant to day. Why we were brought here 
is rather strange to me unless it is to fill the place of a Mississippi regiment who we met while we were 
coming down., the march has made Brogdon & King sick.. I think all the rest are as well of or better than 
when we started I got the Sachell last evening Mr. JACKSON gave it to Mr Todd at Magnolia and he stayed 
back in the town with our things so he came by the boat.. I had not seen him in eight days) (I mean Lewis 
TODD) I hope we shall have better weather soon.. Greenville is a good looking Town and the country from 
Tarboro to Greenville is as good as any I ever travelled through but the most of the people have left there 
families., the yankees were in possession of this place about two months ago but left verry soon they tried to 
burn the bridge but did not succeed the bridge is nearly a half mile long.= when our rgement got on it they 
made it shake prety bad I do not feel well but I am as well as I expect and better if I get sick I shall apply for 
permision to go to a private house= I hope this will find you all well give my love to all my friends and accept 
a large portion= the largest half for yourself., if we keep mooving we shall fare bad but if we stop we can 
make ourselves comfortable, we had just fixed up a nice house on the road to rainbow and had to moov e next 
day so you see the uncertainty of a soldiers life — 

yours affectionately 
W. G. PARKER 



St. Michaels Teachers Association 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Sept. 10, 1884 

The teachers of Coxville and Centreville met at Mrs. Mary SMITH'S School house, August 23 rd , for the purpose of 

organizing a teachers association. The following officers were elected for the next meeting: 

Mrs. Mary SMITH, President; J. D. COX, Secretary; Mr. J. D. MILLER to give instruction on the way to teach 
History; Miss Maggie SMITH, to instruct on the word system and lessons preceding grammar; Mrs. Mary 
SMITH, instructions in Geography; Miss Addie SMITH, calisthenics and essays on school management; J. D. 
COX, Phonics and Music. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, I. That our association be known by the name of St. Michaels Teachers Association. 

2. That the Secretary send a copy of the proceedings to the EASTERN REFLECTOR, and cordially invite the 

teachers, in the county, to attend our meeting, which is to take place on Saturday evening before the 4 th Sunday in 

September at 8 o'clock 

J. D. COX, Sect'y. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1864 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of the Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for March 1 864 found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

CO <TD tTu Ou (TO <TD (n) uu CTD 



Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began & held for the County of Pitt at the 
Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in May 1864 
Present} H. S. CLARK, L P BEARDSLEY, C CANNON 

Jesse B. LUCAS the executor named in the Will of Sarah VANDEVEER deed, having renounced his said office as 
executor, it is ordered that Wm K DELANY be appointed administrator with the Will annexed of the said Jacob 
VANDERVEER on his entering into bond of $25,000 with J. J. PERKINS and W. M. B. BROWN as sureties, 
[p. 256] 

H. G. PARKER Administrator of L. LV? LITTLE deed, returns his account current with said Estate on oath 

Jesse NOBLES Guardian to Lewis BURNEY returns his account current with said ward upon oath 

On motion ordered that Ellen BERNARD be appointed administrator on the estate of Joseph B. BERNARD deed, 
upon her entering bond of $30,000 with G. BERNARD, T. P. ? BERNARD, W. A. BERNARD and W. 
WHITEHEAD as sureties. 

W. A. JENKINS & C. PERKINS Exctrs. of Jos.? S. CLARK deed, returns inventory of account of sale of property 
and Alefair TAYLOR deed, upon oath [p. 247] 

Ordered by the Court that Caleb CANNON be appointed Administrator upon the estate of Nathan BOWDEN deed, 
upon his entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 with Jonathan MCLAWHORN & Ara JONES sureties. 

James H. TAFT being called and failing to appear 

T. P. & J. P. BERNARD executors of Blount NOBLES deed, returns their account of sales of said estate on oath 

Tuesday Court met according to adjournment 
Present} H. S. CLARK, L P BEARDSLEY, C CANNON 

E. P. DANIEL Guardian to Heirs of Daniel WARD returns his acct of hiring of negroes on oath 

The Will of Joab HERRTNGTON deed, was exhibited in open Court for probate by Caleb CANNON the executor 
therein named; proved by the oath of Jos. J. DANCY one of the subscribing witnesses whereupon the said Caleb 
CANNON is duly qualified as executor and enters into bond of $14,000 with Elias J. BLOUNT & Wm. FLANEKIN 
as sureties [p. 248] 

Marina LANGLEY widow of David LANGLEY deed, has relinquished her right of administration in favor of 
Samuel H. LANGLEY & W. H. PERKINS, they giving bond of $250,000 with Churchill PERKINS, F rancis ? L. 
LANGLEY, Mary ? DANIEL, Reddick CARNEY as sureties. 



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Ordered letters of administration on the estate of David P. LANGLEY deed, be issued James S. LANGLEY on his 
entering bond in the sum of $26,000 with Samuel LANGLEY and C. PERKINS as sureties. Further ordered the 
administrator have leave to sell the perishable property, [p.249] 

Ordered that Reuben WHITEHURST be exempt from paying tax upon a negro boy George valued at $400. 
[FAINT] 

On motion ordered that Pennie den? be appointed administrator on the estate of Eliza HERRJNGTON on her 

entering bond in the sum of $20,000 with Samuel LANGLEY and Enoch MOORE as sureties [p. 249] 

? LATHAM admr. on the estate of Nancy E. N deed, returns his inventory & acct. of sales on estate on 

oath. 

NELSON guardian to Joseph B. HARDEE renews his bond in the sum of $100,000 with J. F. BOYD, Bryant 

SMITH, John S. , TAFT, Wm. T. LAUGHINGHOUSE as sureties. 



Ordered by the Court that Henry SHEPPARD be appointed administrator on the estate of Willie WILLIAMS deed, 
on him entering bond of $80,000 with & W. J. BLOW as sureties. 

Allen KING et al vs. John KING et aL.it appearing that publication has been made as ordered for non resident 
defendants 

Wm. M. COX guardian to the minor heirs of Washington KINSAUL deed, returns his acct. current with said wards 
on oath [p. 250] 

Henry SHEPPARD admr. on the estate of Benj. W. TURNAGE deed, returns his notice to creditors also his notice 
to creditors as admr of Col. G. B. SINGELTARY deed, also his notice to creditors as admr of Jos. A. WILLIAMS 
deed. 

J. H. JENKINS admr. of W. A. WHITEHURST deed, returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said estate on oath. 

W. B. ROUNTREE admx of Henry M.? ROUNTREE returns acct. of hiring negroes of said estate on oath. 

On motion Henry GURGANUS? was allowed to renew his bond as guardian to the minor children of J ames ? R. 
CONGLETON deed, bond in the sum of $25,000 with C. PERKINS, J. C. KEEL, Willis WHICHARD as sureties 
[p. 250] 

Daniel HILL Guardian to Perlina DANIEL returns his account current with his ward on oath 

W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE Guardian to the minor heirs of Henry MILLS deed, returns his account current with his 
ward on oath. 

Rachel BROWN Guardian to the minor heirs o f Asa ? BROWN deed, returns her account current with said wards on 
oath. 

[FAINT] 

BEDDARD admr. of Archibald BEDDARD deed, returns his acct. of sales of said estate on oath. 

The Will of Littleberry THIGPEN deed, was offered for probate. Reuben COBB and Eliza C. GWALTNEY being 
duly sworn that they saw the said testator sign the Will as per written. James A. THIGPEN the executor therein 
named in the Will comes into open Court through Mrs. Anna THIGPEN his attorney and relinquishes his 



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executorship which is accepted by the Court. Mrs. Anna THIGPEN is appted. adminx. with the will annexed upon 
her entering bond in the sum of $100,000 with John L. FLEMMING & Ivy FLEMMING as sureties, [p. 252] 

W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE guardian to the minor heirs of Lemuel TYSON deed, returns his acct. current with said 
wards on oath. 

E. S. HOYT admr. of James E. HOYT returns his inventory of said estate on oath. 

Robert E. TURNAGE admr. of Martha TURNAGE deed, returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said estate on 
oath. Also his notice to creditors, [p. 253] 

Will of Joseph MOORE deed, offered for probate ; Louisa MOORE appointed adminx. giving bond of $5,000 with 
W. M. KING and as sureties. 



LITTLE special adminr. of C. C. LITTLE returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said estate on oath. 

Administration on the estate of C. C. LITTLE deed, was granted to Lewis G. LITTLE on his entering bond in the 
sum of $20,000 with Benj. DANIEL & C. PERKINS as sureties. 

Will of Harry B. JAMES deed, offered for probate by Mary E. JAMES the executrix named and proved by the oath 
of M. G. JAMES the subscribing witness. She gives bond in sum of $20,000 with and W. J. BLOW as sureties. 

On motion it was ordered by the Court one third of the Justices of the County being present that for the purpose of 
helping the poor & the indigent families of the County for the year 1 864 the following taxes agreed upon the 
taxable property of the County, to wit, on all subjects of taxation that are taxed a dvolorem ? for State purposes, there 
shall be collected a tax of 2 Vi percent upon the value thereof, and afore said other subjects of taxation as are 
specifically taxed for State purposes. A specific tax shall be collected which shall bear the same proportion to the 
advolorem ? of 2 l / 2 percent as the specific tax for State purposes does to the advolorem tax for State purposes. 

Provided ever it is understood that no tax whatever is to be collected on those subjects of taxation which by the 

Revenue law of the State are exempted from taxation by the County Court. Ordered further that of the net amount of 
taxes that may be collected under this order the sum of six thousand dollars be paid by the tax collector to the 
Wardens of the Poor and the remainder to the County Commissioners for the indigent families of our soldiers. 
[p.254] 

Ordered Amos EVANS the County Commissioner for the indigent families of our soldiers be authorized to borrow 
on the credit of the County the sum of $1,000 provided that the sum be borrowed "at par" and can be paid back at 
the option of the County. It is ordered to be so in the new issue of Confederate States notes, and it is further ordered 
that Amos EVANS ...[FAINT] [p. 255] 

Ordered that W. G. LANG County Commissioner for purchase of Cards be authorized to borrow on the credit of the 
County the sum of $500 and can be paid back at the option of the County... [FAINT] 

Ordered all white males from [FAINT] to 55 be liable to work on the roads 

Ordered that the Clerk keep all the records at the Clerks Office at the Court House in Greenville or in such other 
places near the Court House as he may think to be. 

Saturday May Term 

Present} H. T CLARK, C. CANNON & L. P. BEARDSLEY 



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On motion of Court Wiley STANCIL was allowed to correct his returns as Exctr. of Jesse B. STANCILL dec'd. as 
returned at the last November Term of this Court. 

Ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed respecting to hold an election in their respective 
districts at the next August election: 

FALKLAND: W. B. WILLIAMS, Richard WILLIAMS, Spencer HARRIS 
X ROADS: Jacob JOYNER, M. L. CARR & W. J. MOYE 
GRIFFINS: Caleb C. CANNON, J. C. C. JENKINS, & J. W. DAWSON 
BURNEYS: Jessee NOBLES, T. M. WIGGINS & Spencer BROOKS 
CLAY ROOT: Caleb SMITH, W. A. QUINERLY & Edward BUCK 
HADDOCKS: Thomas CANNON, Sylvester COX, Cornelius KINSAUL 
TAFTS: Wm. M. NELSON, John S. TAFT, John GALLOWAY 

GREENVILLE: W. A. MANNING, Henry S. CLARK, Joseph RINGGOLD, John S. SMITH, Wm. A. BERNARD, 
J. B. CHERRY 

STANCILS: Henry STANCILL, Willie STANCILL & W. G. PARKER 
ANDREWS: Easton JAMES, Samuel BROWN & C. O. STATON 
PACTOLUS: L. G. LITTLE, Jno. L. LANGLEY & Richard WILSON 

Ordered by the Court Seven Justices being present on the bench, that Benjn A. CORY be allowed to retail spirituous 
liquors in the town of Greenville for one year, upon the payment of all legal taxes, [p. 257] 

Be it remembered that a Special Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for Pitt County began & held on the 13 th day of 
June 1864 Present} W A BERNARD, H W BROWN G W JOHNSON 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that Germain BERNARD be appointed Special Admr. on the estate of Mrs. 
Penelope KEEL on his giving bond in the sum of $1,000. It is further ordered that he be allowed to sell the 
following articles (to wit) 1 bed & furniture, 3 common chairs, 2 Bunches of clothing in the chest, 1 common pine 

Table, 1 land box, 1 looking glass, 1 loom, one pair broken pin [FAINT] spinning wheel, 1 kettle Bend 

William A BERNARD J.P. 
Henry W BROWN JP 
G. W. JOHNSTON J.P. 



Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began & held for the County of Pitt at the 
Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in August 1864 
Present} L P BEARDSLEY, Chrn. James L. PAUL Caleb CANNON 

The following failed to appear as jurors: Major B. PHILLIPS, Isaac JOHNSON, J. R. SMITH, Cannon WILSON, 
M. L. CARR, W. B. MANGUM, J. S. SMITH 

C. PERKINS and Wm. A. JENKINS Exctrs of James S. CLARK deed, returns their inventory of said estate on oath, 
[p. 265] 

Susan J. MOORE admx. of Joseph MOORE deed, returns her inventory of said estate on oath, also her note to 
creditors, [p. 265] 

R. H. & C. J. ROUNTREE admr. of James S. MAY deed, returns their inventory and acct. of sales of said estate on 
oath. 



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\ Ordered by the Court Kinion HARRIS be permitted to list his taxables and be relieved from a Double Tax on his 

land 66 l A acres valued at $460. 

The Will of John S. BROWN deed, was produced in open Court by Benjamin W. BROWN named as administrator 
and was proved by Wm. M. B. BROWN and B. J. WILSON two of the subscribing witnesses. Ordered to be 
recorded. Benjamin W. BROWN produced bond of $250,000 with Willie BROWN, Henry W. BROWN and D. H. 
CHERRY as sureties, [p. 265-266] 

On motion ordered that Sam MOORE be appointed administrator on the estate of James A. MOORE deed, on his 
giving bond of $60,000 with John L. FLEMING & W. G. LITTLE as sureties. 

Ann THIGPEN admx of S. B. THIGPEN returns her inventory of said estate on oath, also her note to creditors. 

Governor D. L. SWAIN is allowed by the Court to give in his land for taxation in Pitt County and exempted 
from double tax [p. 266] 

Martha F ENNER ? is allowed by the Court to give in his land for taxation in this county and be exempted from 
double tax. 

Thomas HARRIS is allowed by the Court to give in his land for taxation in this county and be exempted from 
double tax. 

On motion James GALLOWAY was appted. administrator on the estate of Anny GALLOWAY deed, on he giving 
bond in the sum of $20,000 with John GALLOWAY, Edward CHAPMAN & F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties. 

On motion John GALLOWAY was appted. guardian to ary and Martha HARDEE infant children of Cornelius 

HARDEE deed, on he giving bond of $2,500 with James GALLOWAY and F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties, 
[p. 267] 

The Will of James A. TEEL, deed, was produced in open Court by Benjamin W. BROWN executor therein named. 
He giving bond of $25,000 with Henry W. BROWN & D. H. CHERRY as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that Lydia GRAY be appted. admx. to the estate of Joseph L. GRAY deed, upon her entering 
into bond of $15,000 with W. H. PERKINS & Reddick CARNEY as sureties. 

On motion Mrs. B. A. ERNULL is allowed to list her taxes for the year and be relieved from a double tax. 
State VS m a slave the property of Heirs of Wm SUMERELL — not guilty [p. 267] 

Ordered by the Court Edward CHAPMAN be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 
Ordered by the Court W. J. TEEL be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 
Court met at 10 o'clock Present} Henry S. CLARK, J. L. PAUL, Wm. A. BERNARD 
Ordered by the Court William GARRISS be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 

Ordered by the Court James D. DOUGHTY be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double 
tax. 

On motion to Court is ordered that Major GAY as agent for Penelope & Nancy WILLIAMS be permitted to list their 
taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. [p. 269] 



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James L. LANGLEY admr. of D. P. LANGLEY returns his inventory of said estate on oath, also his note to 
creditors. 

It appearing to the Court that David LANGLEY heretofore appted. guardian of Rebecca Louisa LATHAM has died 
it is ordered that James L. LANGLEY be appted. guardian to said Rebecca Louisa LATHAM on his entering bond 
of $30,000 with S. H. LANGLEY and C. PERKINS as sureties. 

Mary E. JAMES Executrix of Harry B. JAMES deed, returns her note to creditors. 

Ordered by the Court that J. A. TYSON be allowed to rectify his list of taxes for the year 1864. 

Ordered by the Court R. E. PORTER be permitted to amend his list of taxes, [p. 270] 

Ordered by the Court that Isabella ROEBUCK be appted. of the estate of G. W. ROEBUCK upon her entering 

into bond of $12,000 with C. PERKINS & W. A. ? 

The Will of John BARNHILL deed, was produced in open Court by the executor and proved by Micajah TEEL & 
Clayton H. TAYLOR two of the subscribing witnesses. 

Ordered by the Court that Bynum TEEL be appted. admr. on the estate of Jas. A. BRILEY deed, on his giving bond 
in the sum of $10,000 with Moses TEEL & Peter JOLLY as sureties, [p. 270] 

Saml. H. LANG, one of the admr. of David LAUGHINGHOUSE deed, returns his inventory of estate on oath, also 
his notice to creditors. 

Will of Abram JOYNER deed, produced in open Court by Alley JOYNER the mother of said deceased. Willis R. 
WILLIAMS be appted. adminr. on his giving bond of $20,000 with Wm. M. KING, Wm. MAY and Thos. B.I 
DUPREE as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court Martha M QUIN ? be appted. admx. on the estate of Calvin D. QUIN? deed, on her giving 
bond in the sum of $2,000 with Benjamin DANIEL, D. H. DILL & C. PERKINS as sureties, [p. 271] 

Ordered by the Court Wm. DIXON be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 

Ordered by the Court Stephen SMITH be permitted to list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 

Ordered by the Court that S. H. LANGLEY & W. H. PERKINS admrs. of David LANGLEY deed, be permitted to 
list his taxes for the year and be relieved from double tax. 

It appearing to the Court that James L. LANGLEY executor of Godfrey LANGLEY deed, did on the listing of his 
taxes as executor aforesaid listed for taxation listed one black pole more than was liable to taxation, it is so ordered 
that the said executor be allowed to correct his said tax list before the clerk and that the said clerk issue his 
certificate according to act of assembly. 

Ordered by the Court that D. O. SPAIN be permitted to list his taxes & relieved from double tax. 

Ordered that James H. TAFT be appted. Constable for Tafts District in this county, who gave bond with Wm. M. 
NELSON and F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties. 

The Will of James L. FLEMMING was exhibited in open Court by Sarah E. FLEMMING the executrix therein 
named and was proved by W. K. DELANY one of the subscribing witnesses. The executrix enters into boond of 
$16,000 with John L. FLEMING and Peter FLEMMING as sureties. Ordered to be recorded, [p. 273] 



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Lewis G. LITTLE admr. of C. C. LITTLE deed, returns an additional inventory of said estate on oath. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Mary Ann ANDERSON widow of Capt. L. R. ANDERSON deed, be appted. 
admintrx. on the estate of her deceased husband upon her giving bond of $200,000 with Moses JOYNER, James 
JOYNER & Elias J. BLOUNT as sureties. 

Germain BERNARD Special admr. of Mrs. Penny KEEL returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said estate on 
oath. 

On motion ordered by the Court that Thomas FORNES be permitted to list his taxes & be released from a double 
tax. 

On motion ordered by the Court that Amos EVANS be permitted to list his taxes & be released from a double tax. 

On motion ordered by the Court that Hugh A. SUTTON be allowed to rectify his tax as returned for the year 1864. 

On motion ordered by the Court that Aulander HEARN be permitted to list his taxes & that of his Fathers Estate & 
be released from a double tax & also that of his mother, [p. 274] 

Pitt County Augst Term 1864} 

The bond of George A. DANCY County Court Clerk with James B. CHERRY, J. J. CHERRY, C. PERKINS & B. 
G. ALBRITTON as sureties was produced in open Court and proved by Germin BERNARD the subscribing 
witness. Bond ordered to be registered. 

Ordered by the Court 7 Justices on the bench It appearing to the Court satisfaction of the Court that James A. 
TYSON is of good character. That said TYSON be licensed to retail spiritous liquors in the Town of Greenville for 
one year from this Court. 

Edmund MOORE admr. of [FAINT] returns the inventory of the hire of negroes & rent of land for the year 

1864. 



Alex Little Murder, Falkland, 1900 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Dec. 27, 1900 

Falkland Saturday was the scene of a cold-blooded murder with the only mitigating circumstance that the 
one who did the killing was crazed with drink. John PARKER had been acting as policeman. For sometime he had 
been drinking heavily. Saturday he met Alex LITTLE and told him that he heard that he, LITTLE, had said that no 
policeman could arrest him. LITTLE denied having said so. PARKER responded that if he did, he would let him 
know that there was one to do the deed. LITTLE again replied that he had said no such thing. PARKER said, "all 
right; let's take a drink, " and turned off for the purpose. LITTLE friendly slapped him on the shoulder, or placed his 
hand thereon, and PARKER wheeled around and shot at LITTLE three times, killing him. A coroner's jury returned 
a verdict of murder. PARKER made his way to Washington, intending to go to Cuba. Before he could get away he 
was caught and taken back to Pitt county where he is now in jail. 



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Edwards Family Fortune, 1891 

New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, May 10, 1891 
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Heirs to a Big Fortune 

A number of citizens of Craven and adjoining counties are taking steps to secure possession of valuable 
property in New York to which it is considered they are rightful heirs. 

The property was left by Robert EDWARDS, a bachelor, who with his two brothers, moved to this country 
from Wales between 1770 and 1780. The property consists of thirty-five acres which then lay just outside the limits 
but which now is a part of the city of New York. It is assessed for taxes at $205,000,000, but the New York World 
estimates its real value at $267,000,000. 

Before his death, Robert EDWARDS leased the property to another party for ninety-nine years and at the 
expiration of the lease it is understood that it was to go to the descendants of his brothers Uriah and John. These 
descendants are numerous and they consider that the time has come for them to enter into possession. 

There are between 300 and 400 persons interested as heirs residing in several States. Nearly half the heirs in 
this State, mostly in the counties of Craven, Lenoir, Pitt, Greene and Wayne counties. If the claimants win, about 
one-fourth of the amount will come to this State. 

The heirs are to hold a meeting in New York beginning May 21 st with headquarters at the Williard. 

The North Carolina branch of the heirs organized at Kinston and will be represented at the New York meeting 
by Co. I. A. SUGG, of Greenville. 

The heirs who were present or represented at the meeting in Kinston were Mr. W. F. ROUNTREE and Maj. 
S. D. POPE, of New Berne; Col. I. A. SUGG, Messers. E. A. MO YE and C. D. ROUNTREE, of Greenville; Mr. A. 
R. HOLTON, of Pitt county; Messers. J. E. EDWARDS, Jr., J. J. EDWARDS and J. J. WARREN, of Greene 
county; and John B. HILL, W. F. STANLY, B. F. SCARBORO, Capt. W. J. POPE, J. E. F. HARPER Moses 
SPIVEY, Mrs. Elbert EDWARDS and Rebecca KORNEGAY, of Lenoir county. 



George Kittrell, Died in Well, 1902 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Fri., Aug. 1, 1902 

Died in Well 
Instantly Overcome By Gas 

On Tuesday afternoon at Falkland Mr. George KITTRELL, met a sudden death under unusual circumstances. Mr. 
KITTRELL was an employee at the firm of Mr. J. E. FOUNTAIN. It was discovered that the large well which 
supplied water for the boilers at the mill was about to go dry, or was not affording enough water, and Mr. 
KITTRELL and Mr. FOUNTAIN went to make an examination. It was a covered well, and when a portion of the 
cover was removed Mr. KITTRELL started down. He had reached only a short distance below the surface when he 
threw up his hands as if struggling. Mr. FOUNTAIN, who was looking through the opening , caught one of Mr. 
KITTRELL' S hands and prevented his falling to the bottom of the well. He called for help which came quickly and 
Mr. KITTRELL was pulled out of the well, but was dead. A physician was summoned who said that Mr. 
KITTRELL' S death was instantaneous and was caused by gas in the well. A further examination of the well showed 
that it was impregnated with a deadly gas. Mr. KITTRELL leaves a wife and several children. 



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Benjamin Hawkins Tyson Letter, 1931 

Found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Papers, ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Mrs. Sara B. CLARKE March 2 1 , 193 1 

R.F.D. 3 • Goldsboro, N.C. 

Box 8 

Washington, N.C. 

My Dear Mrs. CLARKE, 

Your kind letter of the 19 th inst was forwarded from Raleigh to Pikeville where I live. Lawrence 
TYSON was General in the Spanish war and in the World war, his father was named Richard TYSON 
they lived near the old Tyson church near Farmville, N. C. in 9 miles of where I was bo rned . The Tysons 
came to this country in 1 705 Aaron who was an Indian Hero killed fighting the Indians and Mathias both 
landed near Bath in Beaufort County in the above year named. Mathias had several children one was 
named Edmund he had a son named Edmund who was the father of I cabh od who was my grandfather, my 
fathers name was Benjamine and my name is Benj amine Hawkins TYSON my next birth day will be 
November 27 th if I live I will be 87 years young, the Tysons family are scattered throughout the Southern 
States their name is Legion there is 1 00 of thousands in Pitt County we have a reunion once a year which 
takes place this year sometime in June at the old Tyson Meeting house near Farmville, N. C. the most of 
the Tysons were Primitave Baptist I was Confederate Veteran about four years surrendered with Lee at 
App otam ax April 9 th , 1 865 three years my comrades elected me as Bri gidir e General Commander of the 
2 n Brigade N.C. Division. I have 1 8 camps under my charge to whom I am writing by todays mail in as 
much as your Husband married a Tyson I would be glad to meet you in June at the Tysons reunion 
meeting house near Farmville. Mrs. Eva S chalkerf ord is the President of the Association who will inform 
you what day in June the Tysons reunion accou rs. in conclusion I hope and trust that our Legislature will 
reduce the tax which has been an unjust burden upon them for many years, with kind regards, and all best 
wishes, I remain Very Sincerely your briand 

B. H. TYSON 



Joseph Tillman Murder, Lenoir Co., NC, 1850 

Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., Aug. 31, 1850 

MURDER — A correspondent in Lenoir county writes us that a horrible murder was committed on 
Thursday the 15 th inst. by young John TILLMAN, killing his uncle, Joseph TILLMAN, by shooting him 
with a rifle, and then beating his brains out with the barrel of the rifle. TILLMAN is now confined in the 
dungeon, to await his trial, from the Newbernian. 



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Recollections of Old Farmville, 1954 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sat., Aug. 7, 1954 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

At the July meeting of the Pitt County Historical Society, held in the Farmville Public Library, July 29, the 
members enjoyed a program in retrospect from the pages of the book of memories on the lives of J. L. JACKSON, 
Frank E. BROOKS and Mrs. Pearl M. JOHNSTON. These reminiscences dated back before and after 1890. 

Mr. JACKSON, who has been the motivating spirit in collecting old books, documents and other articles of 
historical interest, had on display some Confederate notes of $1000.00 denomination issued by Wake County in 
1 875, an old Blue-Back Speller which was first published by Noah Webster in 1783 and a Practical Grammar of the 
English Language 1807, also a sequel to the Blue-Back Speller written by Noah's son, William G. Webster. 

Mr. JACKSON told of the early schools in Craven and Pitt which he attended and gave many amusing 
incidents. 

Mr. BROOKS said it was with mixed emotions that he visited Farmville as several of his best friends lived 
here who had passed away and who had helped in the growth of the town — J. T. THORNE, J. C. MONK, J. I. 
MORGAN, T. E. JOYNER, C. A. TYSON and M. V. HORTON. Referring to Greenville he said there had been 
swift changes and catastrophic events — the last hanging in Pitt County, the old market house with a dirt floor — 
when beefs were butchered on the week end, no ice — no refrigerator — no screens, the fire engine drawn by horses 
named Mike and Dan. They also pulled the first street sprinkler and the trash wagon. There was only one brick store 
and very few other business buildings, other than the thirteen saloons. There were many weekly drunks. There were 
only four street lamps, kerosene, and lighted nightly by Old Jack. Population of Greenville was 3000. It was an all 
day trip to Washington. To reach Raleigh by train it was necessary to change in Parmele and go by Goldsboro or 
Rocky Mount. He told of the county gates that had to be opened when traveling by horse and buggy. There was a 
ferry across the Tar River. He mentions the voluminous clothes women wore. Told of the first tobacco warehouse 
and first automobiles when horses had to be led by them. There were no paved streets or telephones, no electric 
lights. Life was very primitive. 

Mrs. Pearl JOHNSTON gave early thoughts of her childhood and girlhood days in Farmville. She attended 
school in a small building where the present high school now is and paid five cents per day. The Blue-Back Speller 
was used, and spelling matches were held. She attended the Female Academy now known as the Horton 
Apartments. Here they had speeches, songs and dialogues monthly. Eventually boys attended this school and the 
boys and girls had to play on separate sides of the yard. In 1890 there were about 125 inhabitants with only about a 
half dozen children. 

Her most vivid memories are of the early Post Office, as she practically grew up in it. The first postmaster she 
remembers was Thomas F. HILL and the building used was on Wilson Street near where Manly LILES office is 
now. This was about 1894. This building was about 20 feet long and had wooden shutters which were fastened with 
iron bars. Mrs. JOHNSTON at that time lived just across the street. Mr. HILL would give her rejected mail and she 
would play post office in her home. Then the Post Office was moved to a building where the Royal Grill now stands. 
A Mr. PHILLIPS and a Mr. JOYNER ran a dry goods and grocery store there. One corner was used for the Post 
Office and Mr. PHILLIPS was probably the Post Master. Her father became post master in 1889 and she was 
assistant. Upon the death of her father in 1890 her mother was appointed postmistress and then the post office was 
moved to her home back of the school. When they moved to the house on the spot where R. L. JOYNER now runs a 
filling station the post office went there too. In 1904, A. D. HILL was appointed postmaster and she was assistant in 
a small building on the lot where Mr. and Mrs. John D. DIXON have their residence. In 1913, Mrs. JOHNSTON'S 
husband became postmaster. She was again assistant. Before his appointment W. R. DIXON, then E. C. BEAMAN 
were postmasters. Upon Mr. JOHNSTON'S death in 1913, B. J. SKINNER took over and then W. G. GAY, then B. 



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O. TURNAGE. Following his death, H. D. JOHNSON became postmaster. In 1934 the post office was moved to its 
present location. Mrs. JOHNSTON said there were only about a dozen dwellings in Farmville when she was a child. 

C. V. CANNON presided over the meeting. This was the first time the meeting had been held except in the 
Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville. He expressed pleasure at the privilege of meeting in the farmville Public 
Library and of its beauty and complete equipment. 

Miss Jesse Rountree MO YE reported that after a meeting by the committee on May 28 th at her home in regards 
to the plaque to be put in the corridor of the Pitt County court house and a letter asking for an appropriation for same 
and members of the committee meeting with the county commissioners in June that she had received a letter from 
the County Commissioners granting an appropriation to commemorate the 30 signers of the resolution defying the 
British Parliament. 

Order for the plaque will be sent in at once and further plans made for its erection. 

Miss MOYE has spent several years working on this project to commemorate this event of historical value. 

Dr. Martha M. PINGEL announced that tape recordings of a series of historical programs pertaining to Pitt 
County would be made this week and broadcast each week from Greenville radio station. She donated a book 
written by her, "Catalyst," to the Library. 



Alton E. Mills, POW, 1945 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Mon., June 11, 1945 

PITT COUNTY BOY RETURNS 
Radioman Alton E. Mills Among Liberated Prisoners 

T-Sgt. Alton Eugene MILLS, radioman on a B-24 Liberator, American Eighth Airforce, whose plane was shot 
down over Bremen, Germany, on his eighth mission, in January 1944, is back home. He is a son of Mrs. Myrtle 
ROBERSON of Black Jack. He entered the Airforce in August 1942, and went overseas in July 1943. 

MILLS said three of the Liberator's engines were shot out of commission by flak and German Foch Wolffs 
knocked out the fourth engine. The crew on nine baled out without injury, except one man, who broke an ankle. The 
German police took them to Frankfort-on-Main for questioning. After 10 days they were taken in freight cars to 
Krens, Austria, and were prisoners there for 15 months. The food consisted of small potatoes and weak soup and a 
little bread. The German guards did not provide medicine, but did supply some flea powder. MILLS said Red Cross 
packages of food and medicine saved the lives of many prisoners. 

When the Germans heard the approaching Russian artillery fire near Vienna they marched the prisoners 200 
miles in rain to woods near Brenau, Austria, Hitler's birthplace. To keep from being strafed by Allied planes the 
prisoners made small American flags and pinned them to the back of their blouses. The prisoners slept in barns and 
on the ground until a few days before the surrender, when the Third Army liberated them. The German guards 
surrendered and were taken to prison. Sgt. MILLS lost about a pound a day while marching from one prison to 
another, he said. 

The Allied prisoners were taken to a German airfield and from there were flown to Le Havre in France. They 
arrived by steamer in Boston, Mass., and were taken to Camp Miles Standish. 

Sgt. MILLS' closest call, excepting his baling out, was when German fighter planes shot off the glass top of 
his Liberator, the shell missing the gunner. He pulled the gunner below and supplied him with emergency oxygen 
and saved him from freezing in the frigid temperature. 

MILLS won the Purple Heart, the Air Medal for combat missions over enemy territory, the ETO and ATO 
medals and the Good Conduct medal. After spending a 60 day furlough with his mother he will go to Miami Beach, 
Fla., Redistribution Center for reassignment to duty. 



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Edgecombe County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Edgecombe County Court House, Tarboro, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Henry HUDSON (md. Lovey) b. July 4, Pitt Co., d. Oct. 27, 1921 in Tarboro; buried Greenwood Cem., Tarboro 

F: H. H. HUDSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Sallie J. ARNOLD, b. Pitt County 

James R. COBB, aged 21 days b. Edgecombe Co., d. Oct. 10, 1921 
F: Jonas COBB, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Claudia MANGUM, b. Pitt County 

Gussie BRILEY, age abt. 12, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 13, 1921 Tarboro; shot in stomach; buried near Bethel, NC 
F: Cornelius BRILEY, b. Pitt County 
M: Hattie KEEL, b. Edgecombe County 

Levy E. EDWARDS, aged abt. 66, b. Edgecombe Co., d. Nov. 18, 1921 in Tarboro 
F: Levey EDWARDS, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary FORD, b. Edgecombe County 

William J. JAMES, age 68, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 3 1, 1921 near Bethel, NC 
F: Aug. JAMES, b. Pitt County 
M: ???? 

Mrs. Ada CLARK (md. B. O.) age 47, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 7, 1922 
F: Moses TEEL, b. Pitt County 
M: Almeta TEEL, b. Pitt County 

Josephus BRILEY (md. Annie D.) age 54, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 6, 1922 
F: Marcellus BRILEY, b. Pitt County 
M: Louise WHITEHURST, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Nannie EDWARDS (md. Thomas S.) b. 1882 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 17, 1922 
F: Ed EDWARDS, b. Pitt County 
M: Kate EDWARDS, b. Pitt County 

Lamuel L. TAYLOR , b. Feb. 29, 1856 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 31, 1922 

F: Lamuel ROSS , b. ?? 

M: Nancy HIGHSMITH, b. Pitt County 

Frankey May PITT, b. Oct. 10, 1882 in Martin Co., d. Mar. 29, 1922 
F: J. H. GRIMES, b. Martin County 
M: Penny BRYANT, b. Martin County 



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Miss Annie Lee ROSS, b. Dec. 1828 in Edgecombe Co., d. May 7, 1922 

F: Hubbard ROSS, b. Martin County 

M: Mamie HUDSON, b. Edgecombe County 

Frank LAUGHINGHOUSE, b. 1880 in Pitt Co., d. July 1, 1922 in Tarboro, NC 
F: ??? 
M: ???? 

Abraham DENNIS, age 65, b. Pitt Co., d. July 18, 1922 
F: Abraham THOMAS 

M: ??? 

Baker Montgomery LEGGETT, b. June 6, 1846 in Edgecombe Co., d. Aug. 30, 1922 
F: Nora (Noah) LEGGETT, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha BRADLEY, b. Edgecombe County 

Vannie A. WORSLEY (md. Robert) age 25, b. July 1, Pitt Co., d. Sept. 30, 1922 in Tarboro 

F: John EUBANKS, b. Pitt County 

M: Amanda DAVENPORT, b. Pitt County 

Edward COBB (md. Lucie) b. Sept. 18, 1867 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 18, 1922 in Rocky Mount, NC; buried Sparta 
F: William COBB, b. Pitt County 
M: Elizabeth COBB 

Mary Jane TUCKER (md. George M.) age 62, b. Greene Co., NC, d. Nov. 22, 1922 at Whitakers, NC 
F. Epenetus HARDY, b. Greene Co., NC 
M: Susan NELSON, b. Pitt County 

Henry Thomas JEFFERSON, b. Jan. 28, 1874 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 7, 1922 
F: H. C. JEFFERSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Ann LANG, b. Pitt County 

J. W. VENTERS, widowed, age 56, b. Georgia, d. Dec. 28, 1922 

PARENTS ?? 

Buried near Ayden, NC 

Zilphia E. LANG (md. John A.) b. Dec. 25, 1852 in Martin Co., NC, d. Dec. 13, 1922 

F: John T. BAKER, b. Pitt County 

M: Nancy HORTON, b. Martin County, NC 

INFORMANT: John I. BAKER, Sister Maria, Va. 

Sidney SPAIN, b. Dec. 1857 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 2, 1923 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Fred SPAIN, b. Pitt County 
M: Sallie BRADY, b. Pitt County 

Joshua HARRELL (md. Barry Ann) b. 1861 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 9, 1923 
F: Hasseltine HARRELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Bithia SPENCER, b. Pitt County 
INFORMANT: Cad HARRELL, Tarboro, NC (son) 



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Samuel Vines KING, b. Mar. 24, 1879 at Falkland, NC, d. Mar. 24, 1923 at Tarboro, NC; of stomach cancer 

F: John KING, b. Falkland, NC 

M: Sally Fanny BYNUM, b. Farmville, NC 

Joseph John FULFORD, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 1, 1923 
F: Redden Bryant FULFORD, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha EDWARDS, b. Greene Co., NC 

Noah JACKSON, age 89, b. Beaufort Co., d. Mar. 14, 1923 
F: Billie JACKSON, b. Beaufort Co., NC 
M: Winnie SWANNER, b. Beaufort Co., NC 

Mrs. Patty ALFORD (md. J. W.) age 47, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 14, 1923 at Conetoe 
PARENTS ??? 
Buried near Bethel, NC 

Mrs. Delia Ann NORVILLE, b. Apr. 1, 1859 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1923 
F: Tom DUNN, b. Pitt County 
M: Betsy DUNN, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary A. HARDEE, b. Jan. 1841 in Pitt Co., d. June 2, 1923 in Tarboro, NC; buried Kinston, NC 
F: Elias TURNAGE, b. Pitt County 
M: Lucy HOOKER, b. Pitt County 

John Burton STOKES, aged 3 months, b. Edgecombe Co., d. June 19, 1923 at Conetoe; buried near Ayden, NC 
F: J. G. STOKES, b. Pitt County 
M: Lyla KITTRELL, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Rosa Summerlin KEEL (md. Walter C.) b. Dec. 12, , d. June 4, 1923 in Tarboro, NC 

F: Sidney SUMMERLIN, b. NC 
M: Martha EDWARDS, b. NC 

Wm. Samuel CLARK (md. Lossie GRIST) b. Jun. 19, 1846 near Hamilton, Martin Co., d. June 12, 1923 Tarboro 
F: Samuel S. CLARK, b. NC 
M: Mary WATSON, b. NC 

Mrs. Catherine HARRISS (md. Tom E.) age 71, b. Pitt Co., d. July 10, 1923 in Tarboro 
F: Washington CRISP, b. Pitt County 
M: Nancy ANDREWS, b. Pitt County 

Joel A. WARD, age 78, b. Pitt Co., d. July 19, 1923 in Tarboro, NC 

F: Joel WARD, b. Pitt County 

M: Mary Louisa BRJTTON, b. Williamston, NC 

Mrs. Nancy Ellen Fountain MAYO (md. John) age 58, b. Edgecombe Co., d. Nov. 13, 1923 
F: Laurence FOUNTAIN, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary Eliza COTTON, b. b. Pitt County 



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Mrs. Ann B. WHITEHURST (md. L. L.) age 39, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 15, 1923 in Tarboro, NC 

F: W. J. JAMES, b. Pitt County 

M: Rebecca BRADY, b. Edgecombe County 

Mrs. Margaret Ann TYSON, age 84, b. Greenville, NC, d. Jan. 4, 1924 in Rocky Mount, NC 
F: L. ALFORD, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Sarah MAYO, b. Edgecombe County 

Nathan Jones MAYO, b. June 19, 1853 in Martin Co., d. Jan. 30, 1924 
F: B. C. MAYO, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Eulynia JONES, b. Edgecombe County 

Charlie POLLARD, age 38, b. Edgecombe Co., d. Feb. 11, 1924, being thrown from a cart 

F: Ben R. POLLARD, b. Pitt County 

M: Tabitha BARROW, b. Edgecombe County 

Mrs. Lou SHIRLEY, b. Apr. 10, 1842 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 4, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Caswell HORNE, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary HORNE, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Katie SPAIN, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 

F: WARREN, b. Pitt County 

M: Lovey WARREN, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Lina WEBB (md. E. E.) age 35, b. Edgecombe Co., d. June 22, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Benjamin PHILLIPS, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Henrietta BRIDGERS, b. Pitt County 

David HARRELL (md. Fannie) age 55, b. Martin Co., NC, d. June 10, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 
F: John HARRELL 
M: Charity GRIMES 

Mrs. Lillie HOLLAND (md. Job) age 28, b. Pitt Co., d. July 20, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Henry JAMES, b. Pitt County 
M: ?? 

Elisha WORSLEY (md. Harriette) b. Mar. 20, 1854 in Edgecombe Co., d. July 30, 1924 in Tarboro, NC 
F: L. B. WORSLEY, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Harriette CRISP, b. Edgecombe County 

Mrs. Mary Jane JENKINS (md. Henry) b. Nov. 16, 1838 in Pitt Co., d. July 18, 1924 
F: Redmond DUPREE, b. Pitt County 
M: Margaret DUPREE, b. Pitt County 

John Daniel ATKINSON, age 57, single, b. Edgecombe Co., d. July 16, 1924 in Pinetops, NC 
F: William ATKINSON, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary PITT, b. Edgecombe County 



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Mo ye Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 

Moye, A. A. (36) W. D. Moye & Sarah E. 

Woolerson, Nancy (19) ng & Nancy Elmore 

Dec. 23, 1883. Farmville. E. A. Moye 

W. D. Moye, Lawrence A. Easton 

Moye, Abram J. (3 1) James W. Moye & Henrietta L. 
Edwards, Cora E. (25) N. D. Edwards & Mary 

Jan. 15, 1885. Farmville. M. T. Moye, Min. 

Jos. G. Moye, W. M. Lang, Moses Turnage 

Moye, Benjamin (23) George Moye & Gracy 
Crawford, Orpha (18) Calvin Crawford & Susan 

Apr. 8, 1883. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

J. B. Ellis, W. C. Jackson, J. W. Dail 

Moye, E. A. (53) Alfred Moye & Orpah 

Quinerly, D. A. (38) W. M. King & D. A. 

Nov. 12, 1895. Greenville twsp. M. T. Moye 

G. B. King, Jesse Speight, S. C. Wells 

Moye, Dr. E. A. (27) E. A. Moye & Mary L. 
Forbes, Hortense (24) A. Forbes & Clara J. 

Feb. 24, 1897. Greenville twsp. N. M. Watson 

H. W. Whedbee, D. D. Haskitt, J. L. Little 

Moye, George (71) Geo. Moye & Ferebee 

White, Franky (41) ng 

Apr. 19, 1893. Contentnea. J. J. May, JP 

T. F. Nobles, R. H. Kittrell, W. B. Stocks 

Moye, Geo. W. (23) Geo. Moye & Gracy 
Case, Margaret ( 1 8) Chas. Case & Fannie 

Nov. 3, 1889. Beaver Dam. J. W. Smith 

W. W. Worthington, J. H. Manning, W. G. Case 

Moye, James A. (24) Geo. Moye & Gracy 
Tyson, Emma ( 1 9) Thomas Tyson & Lurinda 

Jan. 28, 1 896. Contentnea. Fred McLauhon 

C. D. Hooks, Wm. Moye, J. S. McLauhon 

Moye, Jesse R. (38) A. D. Moye & Martha J. 

Higgs, S. Novella (21) N. J. Higgs & Williamann Savage 

Jan. 20, 1897. Greenville twsp. N. M. Watson 

J. G. Moye, J. B. Cherry, C. M. Jones 



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Moye, Josephus (19) William Moye & Mary 
Smith, Marth Ann ( 1 9) Henry Smith & Katie 

Feb. 1, 1880. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

J. B. Ellis, J. W. Garris, E. Harriss 

Moye, Macon G. (2 1 ) William Moye & Mary 
Nobles, Florence L. (17) Simon J. Nobles & Mary 

Feb. 7, 1877. Greenville twsp. Fred. McGlawhorn, Min. 

Wm. J. Fulford, W. W. Worthington, Moses W. Tyson 

Moye, R. M. (29) E. A. Moye & Mary L. 

Barnhill, Lillie (19) C. Barnhill & Malissa • 

Nov. 14, 1900. Bethel. N. M. Watson, JP 

Clara B. Forbs, R. L. Carr, Jas. L. Little 

Moye, W. B. George Moye & Mary 

Tucker, Catherine B. Calvin Tucker & Nancy C. 

June 2, 1872. At Nancy C. Tucker's. Gideon Allen, Min. 

Moye, W. C. (22) Wm. Moye & Bethania 

Sumerell, Queenie V. (17) Craven Summerel & Lydia 

Jan. 4, 1893. Contentnea. J. M. Barfield 

W. L. McLawhorn, J. B. Pierce, Noah May 

Moye, William (21) William Moye & Mary 
Hart, Nancy G. (1 7) Jackson Hart & Mary 

Jan. 12, 1885. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

R. A. Nichols, W. G. Garris, L. H. Kittrell 

Moye, Wm. D. (32) W. D. Moye & Sarah E. 
Dail, Fannie (17) Joseph Dail & Susan 

Dec. 14, 1881. Farmville. Gideon Allen, Min. 

W. M. Lang, A. J. Moye, R. L. Joyner 

Beddard, H. C. (45) Oliver Beddard & Betsy 
Moye, Frankie (46) ng & Polly Jones 

Mar. 26, 1896. Contentnea. E. D. Beaten or Braten? 

Woodie McLohon 

Coward, Franklin M. (27) James Coward & Thany Moye 
Mozingo, Clary Ann (40) Absolom Suggs & Clarky Clark 

Nov. 27, 1877. Contentnea. B. S. Sheppard, JP 

Joseph L. Ballard, Richard Harriss, Wm. A. Elks 

Cox, Walter H. (25) John H. Cox & Julia 
Moye, Lizzie D. (21) J. E. Moye & Mary 

Sept. 20, 1893. Swift Creek. Alban Greaves 

Annie B. Harding, W. F. Harding, N. H. Tripp 

Flynn, Thos. M. (32) M. F. Flynn & Aritta 
Moye, Josephine (25) W. J. Moye & Henrietta L. 

May 9, 1894. Farmville twsp. M. F. Moye 

W. G. Lang, E. A. Moye, Jr., J. A. Lang 

Goodrich, T. E. (2 1) Lewis Goodrich & ng 
Moye, Mollie E. (18) McKin Moye & Florence 

(no date; application dated Oct. 31, 1896). Contentnea. Fred McLawhon 

L. J. Hobgood, J. R. Smith 

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Harrington, G. W. (23) Joab Harrington & Priscilla 
Moye, Alice (20) Josephus Moye & M. A. 

Dec. 19, 1900. Greenville twsp. T. N. Manning, MG 

M. M. Williams, T. G. Manning 

Hart, Richard Robert D. Hart & Martha 

Eason, Mary B. Wm. Moye & ng 

Jan. 17, 1872. place ng. R. D. Hart 

Hines, David (38) George Hines & ng 

Moye, Margaret (22) George Moye & Gracy 

Feb. 14, 1886. Contentnea. Ricd. Williams, JP 
J. T. Smith, Josephus Moye. William Moye 

Kittrell, John S. Jonathan Kittrell & Rebecca 

Moye, Mary E. George Moye & Gracy 

Dec. 21, 1870. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

Newsom, Jasper H. (26) ng 

Moye, Florence (23) L. G. Rouse & Emily 

Jan. 23, 1890. Swift Creek. S. S. Rasberry 

J. R. Harvey 

Proctor, Sylvester John Proctor & Susan 

Moye, Allice J. Wm. D. Moye & Sarah E. 

Mar. 15, 1872. place ng. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Waters, A. M. (23) Major Waters & Livia 

Moye, Gula (19) Meekin Moye & Florrina 

May 3, 1899. Greenville rwsp. C. L. Little 

W. R. Jackson, Fenner Ange 

Williams, Robert (27) David Williams & Francis 
Moye, Susan (21) Geo. Moye & Gracy 

Feb. 14, 1877. Contentnea. Fred McGlawhorn, Min. 

Jes B. Ellis, Jno. S. Kittrell, Benj. E. Moye 



Fleas Broke Up Church Meetings, 1905 

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Mar. 1 1, 1905 

Pigs, goats, and fleas are the subject of proposed legislation by the General Assembly of North Carolina. In Pitt 
County churches appear to have been erected on a plan that puts the floor several feet above the ground, with 
openings between the pillars. Hogs and goats have sought the convenient shelter of this space, until the soil on 
which the churches stand has become one part sand and two parts fleas. In consequence, religious services have 
been broken up and congregations dismissed from worship at very inopportune times with alarming frequency. The 
nuisance has become so great that the members of the General Assembly from Pitt County have introduced bills to 
require the owners of hogs and goats running at large to fence in the churches, so as to keep these animals from 
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Bible Records 



Josephus Smith Family Bible 

The Smith family bible was owned by Charles Loyd Godley, grandson of William D. Godley of Aurora, NC. This 
record was found in the Rev. Ivey James Wall, Jr. Collection, #1068, ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner 
Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Josephus Smith was born Dec 1 9, 1 809 

Sydney Patrick Smith was born August 29, 1810 

Josephus Smith and Sydney Patrick was married Jan 1, 183 1 

Rodey Smith was born March 7, 1832 

Charles ___ Smith was born Oct 12, 1835 

Ann Smith was born Oct 7, 1 836 

Wm. E. Smith was born Jan 8, 1839 

William Ross Bible Record 

This record appeared in the book, "Life and Times of Elder Reuben Ross, by his son, James Ross" published ca. 
1882. The book is found online in the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. According to the book.. ."William Ross was the father of ten children, of whom Reuben 
was the youngest son. Three of his brothers were in the war of the Revolution, and two of them, Martin and James, 
became Baptist ministers. His grandfather, William Ross, a descendant of these supposed traditional ancestors, 
emigrated from Virginia to Martin County, North Carolina; date unknown. 

"A further account of the family from an old family record was brought to Tennessee from North Carolina in 
1833. "William Ross, Senior, of Martin County, was the son of William Ross, formerly of the State of 
Virginia, who came to this State, namely North Carolina, and settled in the above-named county. William 
Ross, Senior, the father of the children whose names are under-written, was born on the 9th of August, 1 73 1 , 
O. S., and departed this life the 25th of December, 1801. "His funeral sermon was preached to a very large 
audience, by the Rev. Aaron Spivy, from Job 2:17. 'There the wicked cease from troubling and the weary be at 
rest.' William Ross, Senior, married in 1756 to Mary Griffin. The names and births of the children are as 
follows: 

John, born September 3rd, 1757 
William, born January 17th, 1760 
Martin, born November 27th, 1762 
Winifred, born March 9th, 1765 
Nannie, born March 26th, 1767 
James, born March 19th, 1769 
Mary, born February 1 1th, 1771 
Nathan, born November 2nd, 1773 



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Reuben, born May 9th, 1776 
Elizabeth, born May 3rd, 1779" 



Mann en (Manning) Bible Records 

Bible was in the possession of Mrs. Muriel Buchanan, Kansas City, Missouri. Typed copy of the record found in the 
genealogical papers of Lawrence Manning, Bethel, NC. 

Notations: 

J. D. Mannen's Testament bot of Elder Calahous February 9, 1854 
Born October 7, 1800 Edgecomb County, North Carolina 

My father, Hardy Mannen removed to Warren County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1 807 and lived three years at 
McFadden Station five miles of Bowling Green. Signed J. D. Mannen 

Births 

James Hardy Mannen born 25th December 1 824 
Nancy born November 22, 1 827 
Lucinda P. born 8th July 1829 
Sarah H. born June 9, 1832 
Henry Clay born 5th October 1834 
J. Underwood, born 26th August 1838 
Mary E. born September 11 1841 
Ermin Ford born September 4 1 845 

Marriages 

W. R. Mannen and Mariah Hall were married August 14, 1833 
William R. Mannen born June 10, 1810, died Dec. 14, 1878 
Mariah H. Mannen born October 4, 1814, died Sept. 15, 1880 

Children of above: 

Elisabeth A. Mannen born July 8, 1834 

Henry H. Mannen born August 9, 1835, died December 15, 1863 
Pamelia J. Mannen born May 8, 1837 

Thomas M. Mannen born November 9, 1838 died January 15, 1885 
Annetta R. Mannen born February 15, 1840; died April 26, 1864 
Ann Eliza Mannen born August 5, 1842 

William Hardy Mannen born May 1st, 1844, died April 12, 1849 

Archibald J. Mannen born July 26, 1 846 

John M. Mannen born June 1st, 1848 

Mary Landden born October 28, 185 1 

Narcissus E. Mannen born April 10, 1853 

Alice Adelia Mannen born October 6, 1855 

Effie Frances Mannen - 

William F. Hand and Elisabeth A. Mannen were married December 9, 1852 
Henry Harrison Mannen and Sylvia D. Craig were married February 25, 1856 
Pamelia J. Mannen and John Young were married - 
Annetta Rebecca Mannen and David Baylor were married — 



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Thomas M. Mannen to Eliza Ellen Hoagg married April 13, 1862 
Noah Beaman Bible Records 

This bible record was taken from scanned pages of the original record, owned and shared by Mrs. Blanche Butts, 
Greene Co., NC. The Noah Beaman Bible Record pages appear to be stuck in a later Holy Bible, published by 
William W. Harding , Philadelphia, 1860. 

FAMILY RECORD 
MARRIAGES 

Rachel Beemon was married February 1819 

Edmund Beemon Son of Noah Beemon was Married January the 27 AD 1820 

Whitmill Beemon was maried December the 29 th 1825 

John Beemon was maried January the 3 1 st in the year of our Lord 1 826 

BIRTHS 

Winifred Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born January 7 th 1795 — 
Edmund Beeman Son of of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born January the 29 th AD 1796 
Rachel Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born March 18 th 1797 
Mary Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born April [TORN] 1798 
Jeremiah Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born February the 15 th 1800 
John Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was bora December 28 th 1801 
Whitmill Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born June the 12 th 1803 
Benjamin Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born November the 17 th 1804 
Sarah Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born December 10 th 1806 
Noah Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born January 7 th 1809 
William Beeman Son of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born June 29 th 1810 
Nancy Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman & Ann his wife was born October the 13 th 1811 
Martha an Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman and Ann his wife was born June the 27 th 1813 
Rufus Cisero Decator Beeman was Born —May the 14 th 1839 
Romulaus Jans? Washington Beeman was Born Fe buary 22st 1832 
Nancy arm Sora? Beeman was born March the 7 th 1835 
Martha arm Rachel Beeman was born April the 1 1 th 1837 

DEATHS 

Nancy Beeman wife of Noah Beeman Whho was Daughter of John B. Brand Died the 2 1 st day of September A.D 
1822 

Jeremiah Beeman son of Noah Beeman Senr. decest July 22 — 1824 
Nancy Beeman daughter of Noah Beeman decest August 2st= 1824 
Benjamin Beeman son of Noah Beeman deceast August 9 th -1824 
Winifred Beeman Daughter of Noah Beeman Deceast August the 29 th 1 824 
Noah Beeman son of Edmund Beeman Deed March? the 5 th day AD 1824 

Rachel Moore wife of Lemuel Moore Daughter of Noah Beeman Senr Died the 17 th day of February 1831 
John Beeman son of Noah Beeman Sen. Died the 27 th day of Nov 1856 

Rutha Beeman Daughter of James & Martha Jones and wife of John Beeman Died 12 th day of Sept 1 863 
Nancy ann Sara Beeman Daughter John Beeman & Beetha his wife Died the 22th September 1837 
Donpedro B. W Beeman son of John Beeman & Rutha his wife Died April 4 th 1841 
Martha A R Beeman daughter of John Beeman and Rutha his wife Died 22 nd day of Aug. 1 863 



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John M Fields was born the 27 day of June 1835 

Frances An Fields his wife was born the 27 of March 1837 

Rachel L Fields his wife was bornde the 5 of november 1 843 

Mary Louise Parker daughter of James & Martha Parker was born 1 day of Aug 1910 

Louvenia Dixon of James & Martha Parker was born the 5 of Aug 1912 

James Morris of James & Martha Parker was born May 19*, 1914 

Bobbie Charlotte daughter of James & Martha was borned Apr 28 1917 

Martha Rachel Parker daug of J M & Martha Parker was borned Nov 16 1919 

Celia Eveline Speight Beaman Daughter of Romulous & Mary Beaman was born the 19 th Day of Nov 1876 

Ruth Daughter of Rom & Mary Beaman was born Oct 1877 the 16 day 

Rufus C L Beaman son of R J W & Mary E Beaman was born 29 th Sept 1880 

Mary Henrietta Beaman daughter of R J W & Mary E Beaman was born 5 th ? of November 1 882 

Martha Ann Rachel Beeman daughter of R J W & Mary E Beaman was borned Sept 21 st 1884. 

John Robertson of R J W & M E Beaman was borned Dec 20 th 1886 

Frances Ann Fields Died December the 1 st 1859 
Rachel L Fields died December the 13 th 1861 
John. M. Fields Dide December the 18 th 18.62 

Celias E S Beaman daughter of R J W & Mary Beaman died 20 of Sept 1881 age 5 years 10 months & 1 day 
R. J. W. Beaman son of John R. & Rutha Beaman died Feb. 24 th 1897, age 65 yrs. & 2 days 
Martha A R Parker died July 3 1920 

Mary E Beaman daughter of Rev George Joyner & Mrs. Joyner died February 1 1941. age 91 yrs. 3 mo. 28 days 
Granny Born Oct 8, 1849 

John M Fields & Fannie A Fields was Married the 23 of December 1858 

John M Fields & Rachel L Fields his wife was married the 4 day of December 1 860 

R. J. W. Beaman and Mary Eugene his Wife were married Nov 25 th 1874 

J M Parker & Martha Beaman was married Oct 6 1909? 



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INDEX 



Albritton, B. G 17 

Alford, J. W 24 

Alford, L 25 

Alford, Patsy, Mrs 24 

Allen, Gideon, Rev 27 

Amdrews, Nancy 24 

Anderson, Charles 8 

Anderson, John 4 

Anderson, L. R., Capt 17 

Anderson, Mary Ann 16 

Ange, Fenner 28 

Arnold, Sallie J 22 

Atkinson, Aaron 8 

Atkinson, Benjamin 6 

Atkinson, Jesse 8 

Atkinson, John Daniel 25 

Atkinson, William 25 

Averett, Sarah 8 

Averett, William 6 

Averitt, Enoch 8 

Avery, James 4 

Baker, John 1 23 

Baker, John T 23 

Ballard, Joseph L 27 

Barfield, J. M 27 

Barnhill, C 27 

Barnhill, John 16 

Barnhill, Lillie 27 

Barrow, Tabitha 25 

Baylor, David 30 

Beaman, Mary 31 

Beaman, Benjamin 31 

Beaman, Celia Eveline Speight32 

Beaman, Celias E S 32 

Beaman, E. C 20 

Beaman, Edmund 31 

Beaman, Fields, Rachel L 32 

Beaman, Jeremiah 3 1 

Beaman, John Robertson 32 

Beaman, John 31 

Beaman, Martha Ann Rachel... 32 

Beaman, Martha Ann 31 

Beaman, Nancy Ann Sara 31 

Beaman, Nancy 31 

Beaman, Noah 3 1 

Beaman, Rachel 31 

Beaman, Romulaus J. W 31, 32 

Beaman, Rufus Cicero 3 1, 32 

Beaman, Ruth 32 

Beaman, Sarah 31 

Beaman, Whitmill 31 

Beaman, William 31 



Beaman, Winifred 3 1 

Beardsley, L. P 11, 13, 14 

Beasley, George 5 

Beaton, E. D 27 

Beddard, Archibald 12 

Beddard, H. C 27 

Beddard, Oliver 27 

Bell, Benjamin 6 

Bentley, Benjamin 8 

Bentley, George 5 

Bernard, Ellen 11 

Bernard, Germain 11, 14, 17 

Bernard, J. P 11 

Bernard, Joseph B 11 

Bernard, William A 11, 14, 15 

Blount, Elias J 11, 17 

Blow, W. J 12, 13 

Bowden, Nathan 1 1 

Boyd, J.F 12 

Bradley, Martha 23 

Brady, Rebecca 25 

Brady, Sallie 23 

Brady, William W 4 

Bridgers, Henrietta 25 

Briley, Cornelius 22 

Briley, Gussie 22 

Briley, James A 16 

Briley, Josephus 22 

Briley, Marcellus 22 

Britton, Mary Louisa 24 

Brooks, Francis 7 

Brooks, Frank E 20 

Brooks, Spencer 14 

Brooks, Stephen 5 

Brown, Asa 12 

Brown, Benjamin W 15 

Brown, Henry W 14, 15 

Brown, John S 15 

Brown, Rachel 12 

Brown, Samuel 4, 14 

Brown, William M. B 15 

Brown, Willie 15 

Bryant, Penny 22 

Buck, Edward 14 

Burney, Lewis 11 

Butler, Frederick 8 

Butts, Blanche, Mrs 3 1 

Bynum, Sally Fanny 24 

Cannon, C. V 21 

Cannon, Caleb C 14 

Cannon, Caleb 11, 13, 14 

Cannon, Thomas 14 



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Carney, Reddick 11, 15 

Carr, M. L 14 

Carr, R. L 27 

Carr, Solomon 1, 2 

Carroll, Adam 7 

Carroll, Annie, Miss 7 

Carroll, Frank 7 

Carroll, Hallon 7 

Chapman, Alfred 8 

Chapman, Church 8 

Chapman, Edward 15 

Chapman, John 8 

Cherry, D. H 15 

Cherry, J. B 14, 26 

Cherry, J.J 17 

Cherry, James B 17 

Clark, Ada, Mrs 22 

Clark, B. 22 

Clark, Clarky 27 

Clark, Henry C 1 1 

Clark, Henry S 14 

Clark, Henry T 13 

Clark, James S 14 

Clark, Jos. S 1 1 

Clark, Sampson 4 

Clark, Samuel S 24 

Clark, Thomas, Col 1, 3 

Clarke, SaraB., Mrs 19 

Cloark, William Samuel 24 

Cobb, Edward 24 

Cobb, Elizabeth 23 

Cobb, James R 22 

Cobb, Jonas 22 

Cobb, Reuben 12 

Cobb, William 23 

Congleton, James R 12 

Cory, Benjamin A 14 

Cotton, Mary Eliza 24 

Coward, Franklin M 27 

Coward, James 27 

Cox, J. D 10 

Cox, John H 27 

Cox, Sylvester 14 

Cox, Walter H 27 

Cox, William M 12 

Craig, Sylvia D 30 

Crawford, Calvin 26 

Crawford, Orpha 26 

Crisp, Harriette 25 

Crisp, Washington 24 

Dail, Fannie 27 

Dail, J. W 26 

Dail, Joseph 27 

Dancy, George A 17 

Dancy, Joseph J 1 1 

Daniel, Benjamin 13, 16 



Daniel, E. P 11 

Daniel, Joseph 4 

Daniel, Mary 11 

Daniel, Perlina 12 

Davenport, Amanda 23 

Dawson, J. W 14 

Deberry, Lemuel 5 

Delany, W. K 16 

Dennis, Abraham 23 

Dill, D. H 16 

Dixon, John D 20 

Dixon, W. R 20 

Dixon, William 16 

Doughty, James D 15 

Dunn, Betsy 24 

Dunn, Tom 24 

Dupree, Margaret 25 

Dupree, Remond 25 

Dupree, Thomas B 16 

Eason, Edmund 7 

Easton, Lawrence A 26 

Edwards, Charles 9 

Edwards, Cora E 26 

Edwards, Ed 22 

Edwards, Elbert, Mrs 18 

Edwards, J. E, Jr 18 

Edwards, Kate 22 

Edwards, Levy E 22 

Edwards, Martha 24 

Edwards, Nannie, Mrs 22 

Edwards, Newit D 26 

Edwards, Robert 1 8 

Elks, William A 27 

Ellis, J. B 26, 27, 28 

Elmore, Nancy 26 

Ernull, B. A., Mrs 15 

Eubanks, John 23 

Evans, Amos 5, 13, 17 

Falconer, George 4 

Fenner, Martha 15 

Fields, Frances Ann 32 

Fields, John M 32 

Flanagin, William 1 1 

Fleming, Ivy 13 

Fleming, James L 16 

Fleming, JohnL 13, 15, 16 

Fleming, Peter 16 

Fleming, Sarah E 16 

Flynn, M. F 27 

Flynn, Thomas M 27 

Forbes, Alfred 26 

Forbes, Clara B 27 

Forbes, Hortense 26 

Ford, Mary 22 

Fornes, Thomas 17 

Fountain, J. E, 18 



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Fountain, Laurence 24 

Fulford, Joseph John 24 

Fulford, Redden Bryant 24 

Fulford, William J 27 

Galloway, Army 1 5 

Galloway, James 15 

Galloway, John 14, 15 

Gardner, Isaac 8 

Garris, J. W 27 

Garris, W. G 27 

Garriss, William 15 

Gay, Major 15 

Gay, W. G 20 

Goodrich, Lewis 27 

Goodrich, T. E 27 

Gray, Joseph L 15 

Gray, Lydia 15 

Greaves, Alban 27 

Greene, Charles 9 

Griffin, Mary 29 

Grimes, Charity 25 

Grimes, J. H 22 

Grist, Lossie 24 

Gurganus, Henry 12 

Gwaltney, Eliza C 12 

Gwaltney, Horasta 8 

Hall, Mariah 30 

Hand, William F 30 

Hardee, Cornelius 15 

Hardee, Joseph B 12 

Hardee, Martha 15 

Hardee, Mary A., Mrs 24 

Hardee, William B 7 

Harding, Annie B 27 

Harding, W. F..... 27 

Hardy, Epenetus 23 

Harper, J. E. F 18 

Harrell, Cad 23 

Harrell, David 25 

Harrell, Hasseltine 23 

Harrell, John 25 

Harrell, Joshua 23 

Harrington, G. W 28 

Harrington, Joab 28 

Harris, Hood 4 

Harris, Kinion 15 

Harris, Major 4 

Harris, Spencer „ 14 

Harris, Thomas 15 

Harris, William 4 

Harriss, Catherine, Mrs 24 

Harriss, E 27 

Harriss, Richard 27 

Harriss, Tom E 24 

Hart, Jackson 27 

Hart, Nancy G 27 



Hart, Richard 28 

Hart, Robert D 28 

Harvey, J. R 28 

Haskitt, D. D 26 

Hearn, Aulander 17 

Herrington, Eliza 12 

Herrington, Joab 11 

Hickman, Joseph 4 

Higgs, N. J 26 

Highsmith, Nancy 22 

Hill, A. D 20 

Hill, Daniel 12 

Hill, JohnB 18 

Hill, Thomas F 20 

Hill, William 1 

Hines, David 28 

Hines, George 28 

Hoagg, Eliza Ellen 31 

Hobgood, L. J 27 

Hogan, James, Col 1, 2 

Holland, Lillie, Mrs 25 

Holton, A. R 18 

Hooker, Lucy 24 

Hooks, C. D 26 

Home, Caswell 25 

Home, Mary 25 

Horton, M. V 20 

Horton, Nancy 23 

Howell, John, Rev 4 

Hoyt, E. S 13 

Hoyt, James E 13 

Hudson, H. H 22 

Hudson, Henry 22 

Hudson, Mamie 23 

Hussey, Samuel 5 

Jackson, Billie 24 

Jackson, J. L 20 

Jackson, Noah 24 

Jackson, W. C 26 

Jackson, W. R 28 

James, Augustus 22 

James, Eason 14 

James, Harry B 13, 16 

James, Henry 25 

James, Mary E 13, 16 

James, William J 22 

James. W. J 25 

Jefferson Henry C 23 

Jefferson, Henry Thomas 23 

Jenkins, Henry 25 

Jenkins, J. C. C 14 

Jenkins, J. H 12 

Jenkins, Mary Jane, Mrs 25 

Jenkins, W. A 11 

Jenkins, William A 14 

Johnson, G. W 14 



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Johnson, H. D 21 

Johnson, Isaac 14 

Johnston, Pearl, Mrs 20 

Jolly, Peter 16 

Jones, Ara 1 1 

Jones, Eulynia 25 

Jones, Polly 27 

Jones. CM 26 

Jordan, Henry C 9 

Jordan, Jesse 5 

Joyner, Abram 5, 16 

Joyner, Alley 16 

Joyner, George, Rev 32 

Joyner, Isaac 5 

Joyner, Jacob 14 

Joyner, James 17 

Joyner, Moses 17 

Joyner, Mr 20 

Joyner, R. L 20,27 

Joyner, T. E 20 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 1 1, 20, 

22, 29, 30 

Keel, Hattie 22 

Keel, J. C 12 

Keel, Penny, Mrs 17 

Keel, Rosa Summerlin 24 

Keel, Walter C 24 

Kight, David 8 

King, Allen 12 

King, G. B 26 

King, John 12, 24 

King, Sam Vines 24 

King, William M 13, 16 

Kinsaul, Cornelius 14 

Kinsaul, Washington 12 

Kittrell, George 18 

Kittrell, John S 28 

Kittrell, Jonathan 28 

Kittrell, L. H 27 

Kittrell, Lyla 24 

Kornegay, Rebecca 18 

Lang, Ann 23 

Lang, J. A 27 

Lang, John A 23 

Lang, Samuel H 16 

Lang, W. G 13, 27 

Lang, W. M 26, 27 

Lang, Zilphia E 23 

Langley, D. P 16 

Langley, David P. Langley 12 

Langley, David 11, 16 

Langley, Franis L 1 1 

Langley, Godfrey 16 

Langley, James L 16 

Langley, James S 12 

Langley, John L 14 



Langley, Marina 1 1 

Langley, Samuel H 11, 16 

Langley, Samuel 12 

Lassiter, Isham 9 

Lassiter, Jacob 9 

Lassiter, Jesse 9 

Lassiter, Nancy 9 

Lassiter, Nathan 9 

Lassiter, Thomas 9 

Lassiter, Uzzel 9 

Latham, 12 

Latham, Josephus, Rev 28 

Latham, Louisa Rebecca 16 

Laughinghouse, David 16 

Laughinghouse, Frank 23 

Laughinghouse, W. J 12, 13 

Laughinghouse, William T 12 

Leggett, Baker Montgomery ....23 

Leggett, Noah 23 

Liles, Manly 20 

Little, Alexander 17 

Little, C. C 13, 17 

Little, C. L 28 

Little, Isaac 4 

Little, J. L 26 

Little, James L 27 

Little, John 4 

Little, L. D 11 

Little, Lewis G 13, 14, 17 

Little, W. G 15 

Love, Caleb 3 

Love, Thomas 1, 2, 3 

Lucas, Jesse B 1 1 

Mangum, Claudia 22 

Mangum, W. B 14 

Mannen, Alice Adelia 30 

Mannen, Ann Eliza 30 

Mannen, Annetta R 30 

Mannen, Archibald J 30 

Mannen, Effie Frances 30 

Mannen, Elizabeth A 30 

Mannen, Ermin Ford 30 

Mannen, Hardy 30 

Mannen, Henry Clay 30 

Mannen, Henry Hamilton 30 

Mannen, J. D 30 

Mannen, J. Underwood 30 

Mannen, James Hardy 30 

Mannen, John M 30 

Mannen, Lucinda P 30 

Mannen, Mary E 30 

Mannen, Mary Landden 30 

Mannen, Nancy 30 

Mannen, Narcissus E 30 

Mannen, Pamelia J 30 

Mannen, Sarah H 30 



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Mannen, Thomas M 30, 31 

Mannen, William Hardy 30 

Mannen, William R 30 

Manning, T. G 28 

Manning, T. N., Rev 26, 27, 28 

Manning, W. A 14 

May, J.J 26 

May, James S 14 

May, Noah 27 

May, William 16 

Mayo, B. C 25 

Mayo, John 24 

Mayo, Nancy Ella, Mrs 24 

Mayo, Nathan Jones 25 

Mayo, Sarah 25 

Mcintosh, James 8 

McLawhorn, Fred, Rev 26, 27 

McLawhorn, J. S 26 

McLawhorn, Jonathan 11 

McLawhorn, W. L 27 

McLawhorn, Woodie 27 

Miller, J. D 10 

Mills, Alton Eugene 21 

Mills, Henry 12 

Monk, J. C 20 

Moore, Edmund 17 

Moore, Enoch 12 

Moore, James A 15 

Moore, John 5 

Moore, Joseph 13, 14 

Moore, Louisa 13 

Moore, Reading 4 

Moore, Sam 15 

Moore, Susan J 14 

Moore, William 9 

Morgan, J. 1 20 

Moy, George 5 

Moy, George, Jr 5 

Moye, A. A 26 

Moye, A. D 26 

Moye, A. J 27 

Moye, Abram J 26 

Moye, Alfred 26 

Moye, Alice J 28 

Moye, Alice 28 

Moye, Benjamin E 28 

Moye, Benjamin 26 

Moye, E. A 18, 26, 27 

Moye, Florence 28 

Moye, Frankie 27 

Moye, George W 26 

Moye, George 26, 27, 28 

Moye, James A 26 

Moye, James W 26 

Moye, Jesse R 26 



Moye, Jesse Rountree, Miss ....21 



Moye, John C 


7 


Moye, Joseph G 


26 


Moye, Josephine 


27 


Moye, Josephus 


27, 28 


Moye, Julia 


28 


Moye, Lizzie D 


27 


Moye, M. T 


26 


Moye, Macon 


27 


Moye, Margaret 


28 


Moye, Mary E 


28 


Moye, Meekin 


27, 28 


Moye, Mollie E 


27 


Moye, R. M 


27 


Moye, Susan 


28 


Moye, Thany 


27 


Moye, W. B 


27 


Moye, W. J 


14 


Moye, William D 


26, 27 


Moye, William 


26, 27, 28 


Mozingo, Clary Ann 


27 


Nelson, Susan 


23 


Nelson, William M 


14, 16 


Newsom, Jasper H 


28 


Nichols, R. A 


27 


Nobles, Blount 


11 


Nobles, Florence 


27 


Nobles, Jesse 


11, 14 


Nobles, Simon J 


27 


Nobles, T. F 


26 


Norville, Delia Ann, Mrs 


24 


Parker, Archibald 


3 


Parker, Bobbie Charlotte 


32 


Parker, James Morris 


32 


Parker, James 


32 


Parker, John 


17 


Parker, Louvenia Dixon 


32 


Parker, Martha arm Rachel... 


32 


Parker, Mary Louise 


32 


Parker, W. G 


10, 14 


Patrick, Sydney 


29 


Paul, James L 


14 


Peacock, Sally, Mrs 


4 


Perkins, Churchill 


11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 


Perkins, W. H 


11, 15, 16 


Phillips, Benjamin 


25 


Phillips, Major B 


14 


Phillips, Mr 


20 


Pierce, J. B 


27 


Pingel, Martha M., Dr 


21 


Pipkin, John 


5 


Pitt, Frankey May 


22 


Pitt, Mary 


25 


Pointer, John, Capt 


....1,2,3 


Pollard, Ben R 


25 


Pollard, Charlie 


25 


Pope, S. D., Major 


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Pope, W. J., Capt 18 

Porter, R. E 16 

Potter, H 2 

Prince, Oliver, Col 2 

Proctor, John 28 

Proctor, Sylvestor 28 

Quin, Calvin D 16 

Quin, Martha M 16 

Quinerly, W. A 14 

Rasberry, S. S 28 

Riland, Benony 5 

Ringgold, Joseph 14 

Roberson, Myrtle, Mrs 21 

Robinson, Samuel 3 

Roebuck, G. W 16 

Roebuck, Isabella 16 

Ross, Annie Lee, Miss 23 

Ross, Elizabeth 25, 30 

Ross, Hubbard 23 

Ross, James 29 

Ross, John 29 

Ross, Lamuel 22 

Ross, Martin 29 

Ross, Mary 29 

Ross, Nannie 29 

Ross, Nathan 29 

Ross, Reuben 29, 30 

Ross, Spivey, Aaron, Rev 29 

Ross, William 29 

Ross, Winifred 29 

Rountree, C. D 18 

Rountree, C. J 14 

Rountree, R. H 14 

Rountree, W. B 12 

Rountree, W. F 18 

Rouse, L. G 28 

Routree, Henry M 12 

Satterthwaite, F. B 15, 16 

Savage, Williamann 26 

Scarboro, B. F 18 

Shackleford, Eva, Mrs 19 

Sheppard, Henry 12 

Sheppard, James 3 

Shirley, Lou, Mrs 25 

Singleltary, G. B., Col 12 

Skinner, B. J 20 

Smith, Addie, Miss 10 

Smith, Ann 29 

Smith, Bryant 12 

Smith, Caleb 14 

Smith, Charles 29 

Smith, Henry 27 

Smith, J. R 14, 27 

Smith, J. S 14 

Smith, J. T 28 

Smith, John S 14 



Smith, Josephus 29 

Smith, Maggie, Miss 10 

Smith, Martha Ann 27 

Smith, Mary, Mrs 10 

Smith, Rodey 29 

Smith, Stephen 16 

Smith, Sydney Patrick 29 

Smith, William E 29 

Spain, D. 16 

Spain, Fred 23 

Spain, Katie, Mrs 25 

Spain, Sidney 23 

Speight, Hobhead 4 

Speight, Jesse 26 

Spencer, Bithia 23 

Spivey, Moses 18 

Stancill, Henry 14 

Stancill, Jesse B 14 

Stancill, Wiley 14 

Stancill, Willie 14 

Stanly, W. F 18 

Staton, CO 14 

Stocks, W. B 26 

Stokes, J. G 24 

Stokes, John Burton 24 

Sugg, Isaac A., Col 1 8 

Suggs, Absolom 27 

Sumerell, Queenie V 27 

Sumerell, William 15 

Summerell, Craven 27 

Summmerlin, Sidney 24 

Sutton, Hugh A 17 

Sutton, John 8 

Swain, D. L., Gov 15 

Swanner, Winnie 24 

Taft, James H 11,16 

Taft, JohnS 14 

Taylor, Alefair 1 1 

Taylor, Clayton H 16 

Taylor, Lamuel L 22 

Teel, Almeta 22 

Teel, Bynum 16 

Teel, James A 15 

Teel, Micajah 16 

Teel, Moses 16, 22 

Teel, W.J 15 

Thigpen, Ann 15 

Thigpen, Anna, Mrs 12, 13 

Thigpen, James A 12 

Thigpen, Littleberry 12 

Thigpen, S. B 15 

Thomas, Abraham 23 

Thome, J. T 20 

Tillman, John 19 

Tillman, Joseph 19 

Tripp, N. H 27 



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Tucker, Calvin 27 

Tucker, Catherine B 27 

Tucker, George M 23 

Tucker, Joshua 4 

Tucker, Keley 4 

Tucker, Mary Jane 23 

Tucker, Nancy C 27 

Turnage, B. 21 

Turnage, Benjamin W 12 

Turnage, Elias 6, 24 

Turnage, Martha 13 

Turnage, Moses 26 

Turnage, Robert E 13 

Tyson, Aaron 4, 5 

Tyson, Benjamin Hawkins 19 

Tyson, Benjamin 2, 19 

Tyson, C. A 20 

Tyson, Edmund 4, 5, 19 

Tyson, Frederick 5 

Tyson, Icahbod 19 

Tyson, J. A 16 

Tyson, Jacob 5 

Tyson, James A 17 

Tyson, Lawrence 19 

Tyson, Lemuel 13 

Tyson, Margaret Ann, Mrs 25 

Tyson, Matthias 19 

Tyson, Moses W 27 

Tyson, Richard 19 

Venters, Benjamin 8 

Venters, J. W 23 

Wainright, James 4 

Wall, James Ivey, Rev 29 

Ward, Daniel 1 1 

Ward, Joel A 24 

Wallace, George 5 

Ward, Daniel 11 

Ward, Joel A 24 

Warren, J.J 18 

Waters, A. M 28 



Williams, Richard 14, 28 

Williams, Robert 1,28 

Williams, Willie 12 

Williams, Willis R 14, 16 

Wilson, B.J 15 

Wilson, Benjamin Jesse 9 

Wilson, Cannon 14 

Wilson, Frances L 9 

Wilson, Lewis 9 

Wilson, Richard 14 

Wilson, William John 9 

Witherington, Southe 8 

Woolerson, Nancy 26 

Worsley, Elisha 25 

Worsley, L. B 25 

Worsley, Robert 23 

Worsley, Vanna A 23 

Worthington, W. W 27 

Young, John 30 

Warren, Lovey 25 

Waters, A. M 28 

Waters, Major 28 

Watson, Mary 24 

Watson, N. M 26, 27 

Webb, E. E 25 

Wiggins, James 9 

Wiggins, Samuel 8 

Wiggins, T. M 14 

Williams, David 28 

Williams, Harris 4 

Williams, Joel 4 

Williams, Joseph A 12 

Williams, M. M 28 

Williams, Nancy 1 5 

Williams, Penelope 15 

Williams, Richard 14, 28 

Williams, Robert 1,28 

Williams, Willie 12 

Williams, Willis R 14, 16 




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Pitt County 
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Quarterly 




VOLUME XX, No. 1 
February 2013 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 



Officers 2012 

President Roger Kammerer 

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JOHN & THOMAS LAUGHINGHOUSE, REV. WAR SOLDDZRS 1 

ABRAHAM TYSON ESTATE, 1802 2 

ROACH FAMILY LETTERS 6 

PETER PATRICK DIVISION OF LAND, 1804 13 

BUCK'S DIST. POLES OF ELECTION, 1842 16 

THE SANITY OF BENNETT BRILEY, 1851 17 

JOHN NORCOTT'S LAND, 1854 26 

WILL OF JAMES ADAMS, PITT COUNTY, 1856 27 

WILL OF CALEB NELSON, 1858 28 

TAYLOR-SUTTON LETTER, ILLINOIS, 1867 29 

LYCURGUS J. BARRETT (1839-1889) 30 

MR. DELPHIA TYSON PARKER'S BIRTHDAY, 1929 31 

OBITUARY OF JOHN DAVID COX (1859-1930) 32 

GREENE COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES 33 

CHAPMAN FAMILY MARRIAGES 37 

BIBLE RECORDS MOBLEY FAMILY RECORDS 38 

SHERROD TYSON BD3LE RECORD 38 

FILLERS 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR DESERTERS, 1780 12 

ABOUT HILLARY AND SIMEON CASON 15 

WILLIAM GRIFFIN (1784-1859) 25 

MRS. ANADA MCLAWHORN, SUICIDE, 1927 26 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS, FORGER, 1790 29 

AMOS ATKINSON IN KENTUCKY, 1850 30 

Z. D. MCWHORTER & STUDENTS, 1891 32 



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John & Thomas Laughinghouse, Rev. War Soldiers 

The following is found in the Beaufort County Pleas and Quarter Sessions Court minutes, November Court 1845. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Personally appeared in open Court Redding GRIST aged Eighty Two years, and maketh oath that he was well 
acquainted with John LAUGHINGHOUSE of Pitt County, North Carolina. 

That this affiant entered the Revolutionary services in April 1781 that John LAUGHINGHOUSE was also in the 
service with him, had several marches with said John at Greenville mustered with him several times, the said 
Redding went on with the Militia to Kinston in pursuit of the Tories, and the said John LAUGHINGHOUSE went 
off in company with the regulars to join Genl. Greens army. The said John LAUGHINGHOUSE was afterwards as 
this affiant was informed and believes under the Command of Capt. SHARPE, and this affiant maketh oath that the 
said John LAUGHINGHOUSE was about with the army more than twelve months, that it was generally believed the 
said John was at the battle of Eutaw that he was wounded in the groin and in the left arm, for this affiant saw the 
scars on the said John, as far as this affiant Knows the said John LAUGHINGHOUSE was honourably discharged, it 
was so generally understood and believed, as well as this affiant can recollect, (and he feels sure of this from other 
circumstances happening about the time), the said John LAUGHINGHOUSE departed this life about the month of 
August 1831, that said John LAUGHINGHOUSE, left heirs, surviving at his death, two sons Joseph & Edward and 
two daughters Mary Ann & Elizabeth Reading GRIST 

Personally appeared in open Court Reading GRIST and maketh oath that he was well acquainted with Isiah Harding 
of Beaufort County that said affiant entered the service with said Isiah HARDING abouth the month of April 1781, 
that said Israel HARDING and this affiant mustered together at Greenville in this state for some time, that the said 
Isiah Harding went in when they parted to join the regular army and this affiant went with the Militia in pursuit of 
the tories that this affiant Knows the said I siah HARDING was about for twelve months, and returned in Company 
with John LAUGHINGHOUSE and Thomas BLOUNT, it was always understood and believed that the said Israel 
HARDING served out his time faithfully and was honourably discharged, that the said Israel was a near neighbour 
of this affiant and died about May 1 824 that the said Israel HARDING left three sons Henry, Israel & Nathaniel, that 
the said Israel HARDING was at the battle of Eutaw, as this affiant often heard from his fellow soldiers. 

Reading GRIST 

Personally appeared in open Court Reading GRIST aged Eighty two years and maketh oath that he was well 
acquainted with Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE Sr of Pitt County, that said LAUGHINGHOUSE was a near neighbour 
of this affiant, this affiant has always understood that said Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE enlisted in the regular 
service during the Revolutionary war, that said Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE was about during the service for 
several years, that this affiant has fre aque ntly heard said LAUGHINGHOUSE speak of being in the battle at 
Germantown, that said LAUGHINHOUSE returned after his several years of service and was frequently seen by this 
affiant, that this affiant does not recollect at what time said LAUGHINGHOUSE died, that said LAUGHINGHOUSE 
left a widow which lived several years after his death, that said LAUGHINGHOUSE was honourably discharged as 
this affiant has always heard. 

Reading GRIST 



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Abraham Tyson's Estate, 1802 

This record, transcribed from microfilm, is found in Pitt County Deed Book P, pages 213-217. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of North Carolina Pitt County} August term 1802 

The petition of your petitioner and Amos WILSON and Dicey his wife, Jacob TISON, Jacob JOINER and Sarah his 
wife, and Polly TISON by her guardian Jacob JOINER Tempy TISON Elizabeth TISON by their guardian Amos 
WILSON Bowen TISON & Honor TISON by their Guardian Honor TISON Humbly Sheweth unto your worships 
that they are by the death of Abraham TISON Tenants in common of about five hundred and Seventy five Acres of 
land lying in the said County and considerable personal property consisting in negroes &ca. your Petitioners being 
the heirs of the Said Abraham TISON they therefore pray your worships would by the power and authority in you 
vested by act of Assembly in the like case maid and provided, would appoint Commissioners according to said act 
to make partition of the land land and Division of the personal property among your petitioners and they as in duty 
bound will ever pray. 

Signed Amos WILSON & others, 
the above is a true Copy of the petition filed which the Commissioners will be governed by. 

George EVANS Clk 

State of North Carolina 

To the Sheriff of Pitt County County Greeting you are hereby commanded to summon Arthur FORBES 
James RANDOPH, Jessee RANDOLPH, Randal JOHNSON and Sherrod HINES commissioners to meet on a day 
by you to be appointed on the land belonging to Heirs of Abraham TISON deed, then & there to divide the same 
amongst the legal representatives of said deed, likewise to divide the personal estate of the deed, among the legal 
Heirs according to act of Assembly and when having so done to make report of their proceedings to the next Term 
of this Court to be held for Pitt County at the Court House in Greeneville on the first Monday in November next 
herein fail not witness 

George EVANS Clerk of our said Court the first monday in August 1802— Issd. 19 th August 1802 

George EVANS Clk. 

Pursuant to an order of Pitt Court August Term 1 802 to us the undersigned Commissioners directed to lay off and 
Divide and apropriate the lands of Abraham TYSON dee'd among his legal representatives of said Deed, we have 
laid off and divided the lands as follows Vizt 

Lot No. 1 we have laid off and set a part unto Sarah JOINER wife of Jacob JOINER and Daughter of the said Deed. 

her share in the following manner Begining at a Hicory Benjamin MAYS Sen. corner of his BECTON land near the 

run of the Pine logg Swamp then runnng So 76 deg. Et. 122 pole to a stake MAYS other comer then with MAYS 

other line So 68 poles to a post oak said MAYS other corner of his BECTON then along the Other line of said land 

So 80 degrees E 61 poles to a stake and large pine RILANDS corner then runing one of the Dividing lines No 30!/2 

degrees west 224 pole to a run of the pine logg Swamp then down the run and windings of the swamp opposit of the 

Beginning then south 76 degrees Et to the be gining Including the dwelling house and orchard. Containing 64'/2 

Acres of land valued at £60.15.0. brought forward £60.15.0 

Lot No. 1 Jacob JOINER and wife to pay Elizabeth TISON the sum of £1 1 .2.7% 

Lot No. 1 Jacob JOINER and wife to pay Bowen TISON No. 3 l-3-6 3 / 4 equal share 48-8-9% 

Lott No. 2 we have laid off set apart unto Tempy TISON daughter of said Deed, her Share in the following manner 
Beg ining at a stake by a large pine Benoney RILANDS corner in MAYS line and the fourth corner of Lott No. 1 
then runing RILANDS line No 21 Et 82 poles to the center of four trees in a pond then from the four oaks in a pond 
we run No. 38 degrees west 224 poles to the run of the pine logg Swamp it being a Dividing line between Tempy 
TISON and Bowen TISON then down the run and windings of the pine logg Swamp to a pine the upper comer of 
JOINERS lott then his line So 30!/4 degrees Et. 224 pole to the begining containing 687 2 Acres of land Valued at 15/ 
per acre £51.7.6 

Lott No. 2 Tempy Tyson to pay lot No. 3 Bowen TISON the sum of 2.18.8% proportion 48.8.9 3 A 



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Lott No. 3 We have laid off & set apart unto Bo wing TISON one of the Heirs of said dec'd his share as followeth: 

Begining at a small Oak on RILANDS line in the center of four trees Te mply TISONS corner then ru ning her line 

No. 38 degrees west 224 pole to the run of the pine logg Swamp then with the run of the pine logg Swamp to where 

the little branch Emties into said pine logg Swamp then up the run of little branch and windings thereof, it being a 

Dividing line between J oab TISON and said Heirs to the head of said branch to a pine a dividing corner between 

Abraham TISON, Joab TISON and Benoney Riland then RILANDS line south 21 Wt to the Begining Containing 

forty one Acres & three fourths Valued @ 20/ per acre £41.15. 

lott No. 1 Jacob JOINER & wife to pay lott No. 3 Bowen TISON 1 .3.6 3 A 

lott No. 2 Tempy TISON to pay lot No. 3 Bowen TISON 2.18.8% 

lott No. 4 Honor TISON to pay lott No. 3 Bowen TISON 2.11.614 48.8.9V4 

Lott No. 4 we have laid off and set apart unto Dicey WILLSON wife of Amos WILLSON daughter of said Deed, 
her share in the following manner Vizt Beginning at a maple HURTEL branch at the mouth of little branch that runs 
through the HURTELS Branch field then runing No 38 Wt 106 poles through HURTELS branch field in several 
small pines in Joab TISONS line then along his line South 70 Wt 63 pole to a pine J oab TISONS & Abraham 
TISONS corner in a little pocosin then their line then South 76 pole to their corner then So 44 Et 64 pole then South 
58 Et 22 pole to a poplar in the fork of HURTELS branch and the School house branch then up the run and 
windings of HURTELS Branch to the Be gini ng Containing Seventy five Acres valued at 12/6 per Acre £46.17.6 
Lott No. 5 Joab TISON to pay lot No. 4 Amos WILLSON & wife Dicey the sum of 13.8V* 
Lott No. 6 Honor TISON to pay lott No. 4 Amos WILLSON & Wife the sum of 7.7% 48.8.9 3 / 4 

Lott No. 5 We have laid off and set apart unto J oab TISON one of the heirs of said Deed, his share in the following 
manner Viz. Begining at a maple at the mouth of a little branch that runs through HURTILS branch field then runing 
along WILSONS line No 38 degrees Wst 106 to several Small pines in J oab TISONs Senr. line then along his line 
no. 70 degrees East 197 pole to TISONS old line then South 10 degrees East 84 pole to TILONS corner on 
HURTILS branch then Down the run of HURTILS branch and windings thereof to the be gini ng Containing 99'/4 
Acres of land Valued @ 10/ per acre £49. 12.6 

Lott No. 5 Joab TISON to pay lot No. 4 Amos WILLSON & wife Dicey 1 .3.8% £48.8.9% 

Lott No. 6. we have laid off & set apart unto Honor TISON Daughter of said Deed, her share as follows. Begining 
at a stake in the center of Several trees in George TISONS line it being a dividing between Noah SMITH and 
MILLS, now 

the heirs of Abraham TISON then ru ning said Dividing line South 1 1 & half degrees Et. 374 pole to the run of the 
beaver dam Swamp then up the run of said swamp to three maples the beg ining corner of lott No. 7 then the course 
of said line North 1 1 degrees Wt. 380 pole to a pine in said line then west 24 pole to the begining Containing 58 
Acres and 3 A Valued @ 1 7/6 per acre £51.8.1% 

Honor TISON lot no. 6 to pay Bowen TISON lott No. 3 the sum of 2. 1 1 .6'/ 2 

Honor TISON lott No. 6 to pay Amos WILSON & wife Dicey lott No. 4 7.9% 48.8.9% 

Lott No. 7 We have laid off and set apart unto Polly TISON Daughter of said Deed, her share as followeth Begining 
at three m aypl es and oak on the run of the Beaver dam Swamp the third corner of lott No. 6 and runs said line 1 Wt 

degrees Wt. 380 pole to a pine the fourth corner of the sixth lott in TISONS line then said line Et 20 pole to a ? 

in the little Water branch then south 13% degrees Et. 380 pole to the run of the Great Water branch then down the 
run of the Great water branch to the run of the Beaver dam then down the run of Beaver dam to the Be gining 
Containing 57 3 /4 acres land valued @ 20/ per Acre £57.15. 
Lott No. 7 Polly TISON to pay Elizabeth TISON lott No. 8 9.6.2% 48.8.9 3 / 4 

Lott No. 8 We have laid off & set apart unto Elizabeth TISON Daughter of the said Deed, her share in following 

manner Vizt Be gining at a Gum in the Little water branch the third corner of the seventh lott or lott No.7 Polly 

TISONS corner then runing her line South 13% degrees Et. 330 pole to the run of the Great water branch then up the 

run of the said Great Water branch and windings thereof to the mouth of little water branch to the begining the 

aforesaid Gum Containing fifty six Acres Valued @ 10/ per acre £28. 

Lott No. 7 Polly TISON to pay Elizabeth TISON Lott No. 8 9.6.2% 

Lot No 1 . Jacob JOINER & wife to pay Elizabeth TISON 1 1 .2.7% £48.8.9% 



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Given under our hands and seals as commissioner This day of 1 802 Pitt County November term 1 802 the 

Commissioners appointed to Divide the land of Abraham TISON Deed, among his legal representatives have their 
report} ordered to be Registered for George EVANS Clk, Richard EVANS. 

Sherwood HINES {Seal} 

Arthur FORBES {Seal} 

Randal JOHNSTON {Seal} 

In obedience to an order of Pitt Court Term 1 802 we the undersigned Commissioners Directed to divide and 

appropriate the personal property of Abraham TISON Deed, among his legal Representative of said Deed, we have 
Divided and appropriated the same as followeth 

Negro Rose Drew and appropriated to Honor TISON widow of said Deed, and valued @ £151 

Honor TISON widow to pay Elizabeth TISON minor the sum of £66.2. 2 3 /4 to make her proportion equal in value of 

the negroes. 

Negro Jim Drew by Amos WILSON and appropriated to him and wife Dicey WILLSON Daughter of Deed, valued 
@ £150. Amos WILSON & wife to pay to Jacob JOINER & wife the sum of £66.2.2 3 /4 to make their proportion of 
the value of negroes equal £83.17.9% 

Negro Sandy Drew by J oab TISON son of said Deed, we have set apart and appropriated unto said Joab TISON & 
said negro valued at £50.0.0. Polly TISON to pay J oab TISON the sum of 33.17. 9% to make his proportionable 
share equal in value £83.17.9!/4 

Blank Drew by Jacob JOINER and wife to the amount of £83. 17. 9% they being Heirs of said Deed. 
Amos WILSON to pay Jacob JOINER and wife the sum of £66.2.2% 

Bowen TISON minor to pay Jacob JOINER the sum of 17. 15.61/4 to make their share equal in value £83.17.9% 
Negro Cherry Drew and appropriated to Polly TISON Daughter of said Deed, and Valued @ £140.0.0 
Polly TISON to pay Honor TISON minor the sum of 3.6.8% 
Polly TISON to pay Joab TISON the sum of 33.17.9% 

Polly TISON to pay Tempy TISON the sum of 18.17.7% to make their share Equal in value 56.2.2 3 / 4 £83.1 7.9% 

Negro Randall Drew by and appropriated to Tempy TISON one of the heirs of said Deed, and valued @ £65.0.0 

Polly TISON to pay Tempy TISON the sum of 18.17.914 to make her share equal in value £83.17.9% 

Blank Drew by Elizabeth TISON for her equal share £83.17.9% 

Honor TISON widow of said Deed, to pay Elizabeth TISON minor £66.2.2% 

Bowen TISON to pay Elizabeth TISON the sum of 17. 5. 6% to make her share equal in value £83.17.9% 
Negro Sam Drew and appropriated to Bowen TISON and Valued at £130.0.0 
Bowen TISON to pay Elizabeth TISON £17.5.6% 
Bowen TISON to pay Jacob JOINER the sum of £17.5.6'/ 2 

Bowen TISON to pay Honor TISON minor the sum of 1 0. 1 1 . 1 46.2.2% to make his share equal in Value 
83.17.9% 

Negro Isbal drew by Honor TISON minor and appropriated to said minor Valued £70.0.0 
Bowen TISON to pay Honor TISON minor 10.1 1.1 

Polly TISON to pay Honor TISON the sum of 3.8.6% to make her share equal in Value £83.17.9% 
The amount of account of sales Including the Hire of negroes amounts to the sum of £328.13.1 
that to be divided among nine Heirs which leaves each heir the sum of £ 136.10 .(?) 

Pitt County November 1802 the Commissioners appointed to Divide the Personal property of Abraham TISON deed 
among his legal representatives have their report} 

Sherwood HINES Seal 

Arthur FORBES Seal 

Randal JOHNSTON Seal 
ordered to be registered for George EVANS Clk Richard EVANS- — 

November term 1802 the petitioners Amos WILSON & others for division of the property of Abram TISON Deed 
among the legal representatives of said Deed. Where as Arthur FORBES, Randal JOHNSTON Esqr & Sherwood 
HINES being Commissioners appointed to divide and appropriate the property among the Heirs, ee charge as 
followeth and pray your worships will allow our accounts as the law Directs — 

Said petitioners to Arthur FORBES Do. To two days attendance @ 10/ £1.0.0 
Said petitioner to Randal JOHNSTON Do. To two days attendance @ 10/ 1.0.0 



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Said petitioners to Sherwood HINES Do. to ten days surveying of the land and making out returns or plans to return 
to court @ 20/ £10.0.0 

to three days as Commissioner @ 10/ per day 1.10. £11.10. 
allowed John BOWERS Chairman C 

Information on this family is found in "The Memoirs of William Calhoun Love" on the internet at Rootsweb. 

William Calhoun Love was born in Knox County, Term, on Mar. 9, 1798, and moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky 
the following year. W. C. Love was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and kept extensive notes on significant 
events in his life as they happened, and in 1868 began work on the memoirs which follow. They were completed 
shortly before his death in 1872. According to the memoir 

Page 10: "I was married 24th July 1817. My wifes name was Honor Tison. She was born and Raised ... county N.C. 
and was 6 Vi months younger. Her fathers name was Abraham Tison, and died (when she?) was a child. Her 
mother's maiden name was Honor Hart. My wife was youngest of 7 children. Her brothers were Jacob, Bowen, Her 
sisters: Sally Hart, Polly Boulton, Temperance Jour..., Elizabeth Forbes. .all dead. Some left large families. After we 
married I built a little cabin on the land which I was raised in Caldwell. W. 6 miles of Princeton." 
Page 10: "In 1820 I visited my wife's uncles Moses and Jacob Tison in N.C. I collected $240 due my wife from her 
father estate." 

Page 10: "I sold out my improvements and took a 7 year lease in Gibson Co., on the North.. .in four miles where 
Trenton the Co. seat was located. A new county just being settled. I built a cabin. This was in 1824. There was now 
8 in my family. My wife, myself three children, my wifes niece Dephina Joiner and two blaks." 
Page 16: "I went on to Miss. Moved down to Randolph and bout land and settled within two miles of town this was 
spring 1835. My wife's Mother, brother Bowen and sister Polly Bolton lived near. Her brother died and was buried 
in three miles of Randolph also her niece Dephina Williams that we raised lived near." 

Page 17: "The death of my wife occurred on the 14th of August 1836. 1 buried her three miles E'st of Randolph on 
the south side and close to her Brother Bowen Tison who died a few years before. And her mother a few years after 
was laid to the North side of her brother and I greatly regret that I have never had a stone placed at her head.. her 
death was briefly announced in our paper then published at Nashville and after her obituary a verse of one of her 
favorite songs." 

Page 17: "She was the youngest of seven children and the first, save one, called to her eternal home. Since her death, 
all the family have died and five of her own children... and Alfred wondered off to California in the year of 1848. 1 
have heard nothing from him since. I will close this chapter." "I propose writing another if I live as but little over 
half my days are included." 



Grave of Joseph John Williams (1829-1889) & Wife 

These graves are found in the Confederate Cemetery, "Old Village",across from Carr Street, Mount Pleasant, SC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Life's labor is over 

JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS SARAH J. WILLIAMS 

Born in Pitt. Co. No. Ca. June 25, 1 838. 

December 3rd 1829 Feb. 24, 1908 

Died in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 
March 11th 1889 
Peace to his Ashes. 



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Roach Family Letters 



These are selected letters from the Roach Family Papers, Collection No#346, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, 
J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. To understand relationships, from other records we 
know that David K. Roach, b. May 20, 1800 in Craven Co., NC, was the son of Charles Roach and Polly Summers. 
David K. Roach is found in the 1840-1860 Census as living in Jasper Co., Ga. He married on Feb. 13, 1840 in 
Hancock Co., Ga. to Martha Traylor. Turner Nelson, b. Aug. 8, 1799, d. Aug. 7, 1876 in Posey Co., Ind., was the 
son of William F. Nelson and Rachel Rogers. Bryan Adams, b. Dec. 5, 1808 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 25, 1878 in 
Tishamingo Co., Miss., was the son of David Adams and Argent Chapman. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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[Letter from David K. Roach, Ft. Hawkins, Jones Co., Ga. to his mother, Mrs. Polly Roach, Craven Co., NC, 
dated July 21, 1822] 

Fort Hawkins July 21 st 1822 
Der Mothe 

Tis with fear of sensur that I have not rote to you in so long a time, but I hope you will pardon your son 
who wood give mor to see you than any other person under the heavens, perhaps you will think when you receive 
this that I have not conducted myself in a proper manner, but tis not so, I have had my misfortunes as well as all 
other people, the first year I came to Georgia I had a severe spell of the bilious fever which unabled me to work for 
near three months. The next march I had the misfortune to get all my clothes burnt except what was on my back, 
these misfortunes together wit another spell of sickness last fall and a fit of the fever since I have been at this place 
has rendered me unfit for service, so I wish to return home as quick as possible, I am unable to raise money to defray 
my expences and wish you to send me fifty dollars for that purpose I could come by selling my horse at an under 
vaHue, but j dont wish to do that for he is valuable, I sail continue here untUl I hear from you and expect you to 
comply with my request, by the middle of September by that time the weather will be cool enough to travel and 
provisions will be more plenty and cheaper traveling I receivg a letter las October which informes me of my fathers 
death and the marriage of my sister which troubled me greatly, I have receiyd another last April from you and have 
since heard by Charles KINIAN that Hannah and pearce has made peace and now lives together, Allen HALL & 
Marrina lives her within 3 miles of this place Marriner has four children and is doing tolerable good bisn ess. David 
CLARK & John KING lives about forty miles from here, and report says they are making out but badly, I am in 
tolerable health at present and hope these lines will find you all well 
I have no more to say at present but remain yours and Co 

David K ROACH 

Fort Hawkins Jones county Georgia 

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[There is confusion here. The letter from Charles Roach, Ft. Hawkins, Jones Co., Ga. is addressed to Mrs. 
Polly Roach, Craven Co., NC, but worded to his uncle, dated Aug. 1, 1822] 

[Cover Envelope] 

Fort Hawkins 1 st Augt 1822 to Mrs. Polly ROACH Craven County No Carolina 

Dear uncel I take the opertunity of writing to you that mother and all wrest of the family is well at this time and 
Brother John Sot of to North Carolina in the year 1820 and I never have heard from him sence and if he has got their 
Safe I want you to let me know uncle Mothersjo youngest children is name Mary and Sarah Mother has one girl 
by fat[TORN] her name is Elizabeth we three boys is very ni groane but scatterd mitey Im se rpire uncel that you 



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never have sent nary letter in Georgia Sence wee leave ben hear you o rter Sent one if you thought anything of your 
Brothers children this is Char lesis writen not a very good scribe nor a speler if you ever write a letter direct it to 
Dublin Laurane County Charles ROACH 

[REVERSE SIDE] 

{C} {R} day of prel 1824 Five children by my good Father tow by James COLLIER bothe Girles 

CRRRRRJR 

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Direct it to North Carolina Blaten County Newbern 

town Charles ROACH ur 

David ROACH ur James ROACH {C} {R} 

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[Letter from David K. Roach, Macon, Ga. to his mother, Mrs. Polly Roach, Craven Co., NC, dated June 10, 
1825] 

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Mrs. Polly ROACH Craven County N. C 

Macon Ga. June 10 th 1825 
Dear Mother 

Your letter came to hand a few days since, the perrusal of which gave me entire satisfaction, the money it 
contained I do not want, for I stand in no want of any at present more than I earn by labor, neither have I saving the 
time I made the request, therefore I ask a second time to keep your cash untill I am in want, & lay it out in the 
purchase of property that will pay the interest, With respect to the insult that James passed on me I has entirely forgot, 
but I acknoledg I felt A little warm at the time, on account of his being so verry sorry for my poverty, And I here take 
the liberty of saying I should not have made a secon request only to know if you wer positive in your denial I am now 
out of povertys reach, as much respected as any man in macon & wear as good Sunday sermon clothes as my 
neighbors, can rid my own horse, drive my own sulkey, wear my own watch, but the devil a wife of my own can I get, 
although I pay every nessesary attention to the ladies these is still something wanting that is not in every fools pocket, 
Education is the thing I lack, therefore I recommend you to send Samuel Madison and Nancy to school without 
intermition until] their education be complet and I further recommend them to bend their minds to their several studies 
with unremitting aplication that they may at length gain A sumit wher A ROACH never before stood, 
The Creek indians have caused considerable alarm among the white inhabitants of the frontier settlements, for which 
Governor G M TROUP of this state has ordered out all the independant companies of this division to rend ervo use at 
the agency 30 miles from this place on Tuesday next likewise a regiment of regulars from pensacola to protect the 
friendly indians in the nation in case of war within their own limits, among themselves, the rules and subjects of this 
section of the state is engaged in a pollitical war at present among themselves, and the legislator now in session has 
carried party piri t to such a hig ht that they are almost totally unable to transact buisiness with form or regularity so I 
think on the hole tis best for me not to stay her mutch longer David K ROACH 

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[Letter from Turner Nelson of Posey Co., Ind. to friend James Roach , Craven Co., NC, dated July 19, 1825] 

[Cover Envelope] 

Mr James ROACH Esqr North Carolina Craven County Swift Creek Near Newbern 



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State of Indiana Posey County July 19 th 1825 

Friend James for the second time since I left that Country I take my pen in hand to inform you of the blessings that 
has been handed down to me while I have been in this Western World by him who put me into existence — 
The reason of my not writing to you was that a complete reverse of fortune took place with me immediately after I 
got to this Country and I wanted to prove the good or bad effect it had on me one of the Chief blessings was (and is 
at this time) It was pleasing to the will of almighty god to Show me in a short while after I came to this Country that 
I was Living in open rebellion against the divine and holy Law that he had placed in this world for the guide and 
regulations of his people, also I was trampling on the mercies that he was Showering on me every moment of my 
Life and returning him not the Least thanks for it at which time my Eyes were placed on the god of this world, 
running my all to Everlasting destruction when reflection would cause me pain to think that my soul should be 
Landed in an awful and burning hell just for the gratification of the carnal Lust of the flesh which is enmity against 
God. The satisfaction that I see in Leading a religious and pious Life devoted to that God who put me here for his 
own honor and Glory no tongue can express when I have the presence of God with me and feel the witness within 
my Soul that I have passed from death unto Life Everlasting it appears to me that the happiness I see placed in 
another world for me is unspeakable and full of Glory 

Another Blessing is that I have had the good fortune to obtain to myself one of the female part of the Creation which 
is altogether Lovely she is Lovely in my estimation Likewise in the estimation of this world She is handsome to 
behold and my banner over her is Love The rose of Sharon nor the Lillies of the Valley cannot Equal her beauty we 
Live and Share each other's mutual Burthens which I count a satisfaction to us. She was a widow when I married 
her about 1 7 years old by the name of Jane COX and about the Size of Betsy BRYAN or not quite so Large her 
father and mother is Living at this time and she the youngest Child of Seven her Maiden Name was WALKER we 
was married the 26 th of this month one year ago and the 9 th of this month she was brought to bed With a Child which 
was unfortunately born dead but She has go so that she can get about again which is reviving to me 
Now I will tell you of my Situation and what I have done respecting making provisions for a Living Immediately 
after I was married I Let the horse go that I brought to this Country for a Quarter Section of Land viz 160 Acres 
which was unimproved I went to work which went a Little tough with me at first & built me Tolerable comfortable 
House I moved there in October Last Kept School Three months of the Winter fenced and Cleared 10 Acres of 
Land and planted about 7 acres of it in corn which is will yield more or as much to the Acre but will be disputed But 
I appeal to the righteous one above for the manifestation of it. I have a first rate young horse that my wife had four 
years old come Spring that would Sell there for 150 or 160 Dollars a small Stock of Cattle also of hogs but Corn is 
no object here there can be nothing got for it unless you take it down the Mississippi to New Orleans where you get 
1 dollar per Barrel Sometimes for it and Sometimes more and Sometimes Less Money cannot be had here for 
Nothing but money will win Bring any thing almost at any price corn may be had here for 1 cents per Bushel 
Bacon for 4 & 3 in money every thing proportionably Low The Land That I have is not deeded yet but 

[FADED] and Joins Ajax CAMPBELLS my house is not more than 200 yards from his house and I have found 

him Since I have been to this Country as a father and his Sister Mrs HAYES as a mother to me and my wife people 
in this Country is altogether upon a level with each other there is none to rich as to Suppress the poor but every ones 
respectability depends upon his behaviour I am as rich as my Neighbors they have no more servants to do their 
work than I have to do mine my Task is Easy My Crop is done at this time and I have a School about one mile from 

home to Continue the winter with 25 Scholars at 2 dollars per S by the Quarter is married also to Girl by the 

name of Sally ROBERTS and Lives on his fa therinla ws Land he has 12 or 13 acres in corn that he has Tended 
himself and is Generally thought that he gather 55 Bushels to the Acre he has two first rate B young mares and 
Stock also of all kinds. James I live Easier and better Satisfied than I ever did I have reed Two letters from you 
Since I have been to this State relating your marriage and Sally's also which I am glad to hear has taken place I 
have heard that Ephraim has taken a lying in spell this summer. I want you to write to me how you all come or and 
the times there is in that Country I hear that my father is dead also Uncle George. I want you this fall to send me the 
old man's Razor his lancet and Rileys Narrative the memoirs of Lady Hamilton the History of america by Ajax 
CAMPBELL when he comes in to that Country Jordan BUTLER talks of coming out to that country this fall Sucky 
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than he ever was in that Country he has four Children and makes plenty of Support this is the greatest place to raise 
corn or grain of any description in tha[TORN] I yet have ever Seen Ajax CAMPBELL has a prospect at this time 
of making more corn this year himself and two Boys than I ever knew raised on one farm on Swift Creek I want 
you to Show this Letter to Laban and let him know that it is my wish for him to come to this Country with them 
Boys of his and not stay there on that old field of Aid ELISONS Spending of his time in that place and sinking 
himself to destruction tell his wife that her Sister Sally is well and has two fine Boys that goes to School to me at 
this time if he will come I know his chance will be better here than there. I conclude by wishing you to remember 
me to the whole family and remaining your Loving friend Turner NELSON 

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[Letter from James Roach of Craven Co., NC to his brother David K. Roach, dated Apr. 24, 1828] 

[Cover Envelope] David K ROACH 
State of North Carolina Craven County 

Dear Brother Edward NELSON has at this tim the property in hand belonging to you and the rest of the Childre 
and he was strongly in the notion of giveing your part of the property up to the Court on the 2 nd Monday in May 
t her to be delt with as I no not how but I have got him to agree to keep it untill I can rite you word 
you wrote to Samuel for me to take Charge of your Negroes but they remain in the stock yet and it is out of my 
power to doo anything with them without some power from you if you will send me a power of etur ney that will 
justify me in drawing your Negroes and the rest of your property i will get an order of Court and draw the same for 
you and doo with it as you will rite me word that is if you will Charge me no interest rite me word and also what to 
do with your property and if you cannot allow me the interest you will have to attend to it your self between now 
and August Court or Edward will then give it up to the Court if you will doo this rite me word and if not rite me 

word as soon as posible if you impower me with your property you Can get it at a weaks warning at any time 

when you com for it 

I will inform you that we are all well at present hoping these few lines ma find you in the same State of 
health I have at this time my Seckond Wife and two children boath Girls the older name Polly born he 6 th of May 
1 827 the younger n am Betsey born to day the 24 April 1 828 

Nelson & Sally had two Children boa th girls Name Polly & Winney they arall well and live verry agreable to 
geather Nancy is well and is a liveing with Ned & Sallyjd in peace a plenty like Pigs on the side of a road 
Samuel is at work at John M BRYANS over Nuce river at his trade wheelma keing 

I am sorry to tel you that Madison last weak Started to the Sea as a Common Sailor much against my will and 
against all his People which j fear will bee his everlasting rening Pearce has Run Crazy and cut of one of his armes 
hannah has three Children two girls and one boy al well Charles has lost his old wife Anna and is likely to reform 
and do better he has got another which is i think a more prudant woman than the first Peopl are generally Well in 
this neighborhood no more at present but remain your brother April] the 24 th 1828 

James ROACH 

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[Letter from Roach to Bryan Adams, dated July 8, 1845] 

July 8 th 1845 

Dear sir you rote me that you would split the de fera nce with me in the price of your land which would be 
five hundred dollars; that I never could think of giveing yet I hope you ma get that and more too if you doo sell it; as 
to my self I have some verry serious objections to g ivei ng you more than four hundred dollars one is I am satisfied 
the land is not worth any more or at least it would not be to me; one other is that your father has priyaledge on the 
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curing down what fue box pines you have or bilding hogpens whare ever he ma chose yet I d onn t no that he would, 
one other is as I have been lately informed you have given that wench a rite to part of it and I d ono t wish to have 
anything to do with any thing that she is consumed with and I am verry strongly under the impretion that you would 
a been a great d eel better off; and much more respected if you had never a had any thing to a done with her from the 
first for she is the verry scrapeings of Gods earth and you d oo no if you have not lost all your Since ses that she is 
nothing now never was nor never will be or she never would taken up with a maned man as she has with you if she 
had a been any friend to good morrels decency respectability or even a friend to you can you make me b elea ve that 
she won ever a brought you under the troubles dificulties and disgrace that you are now under [SMEARED] She 
neve would but in the lye of a friend she is in my opinion bent upon your downfall and with the assistance of such 
friends as you take her to be I am a frade you will sooner or later cum to the verry end than your uncle Stephen that 
old iron legs said you]d come to that is the v erry end that your uncle Stephen come to for she told David 
CHAPMAN that you was going the v erry track that Stephen CHAPMAN went and would come to the same end and 
I do beleave that it is their wish that you should come to no better an end if it is true that Ruth has any interest in that 
land I would scarcely have it as a presant for I will have nothing to do with any thing she has the scriptures inform 
us if we resist the Devil he shall fie from us under the same pr icpa l if we resist our enemies they can have no power 
over us I would say more bu I do not wish you to get angry at what I have said for it is not with any intention to hurt 
your feelings noing that you ar alreaddy in trouble anough but I cant help Saying a little of what I think a great deel 
of sorry sorry am I to my v erry h art and Soul that you ever suffered yourself taken in by sue correctors you have 
once been so much respected as any man but now what.. .your name is a complete song thruout the neighbourhood 

Your Mother told me on Sonday that you accused me of write ing you a letter and not singing my name to it 
but that is not so for this is the first that I ever wrote to you I call God to witness 

I must again request you would not get angry nor fly in a fit If I have spoken too freely but seriously [SMEARED] 
what you are going to do the contence [SMEARED] for I have not spoken one word with a wish to hurt your 
feelings Nothing more at pesant but remain your friend and w elwi sher until death 

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[Letter from Roach to Bryan Adams, dated July 16, 1845] 

Mr ADDAMS Sir I received your talk of the 13 th Stating that I had Scandeliseed you badly and had beged the 

neighbours not to keep your company nor talk with you Sir I deny those charges and feel satisfied that you can 
bring no such pry? by any true Spoken purson for I have always had and have now two much respect for your 
family of people to scandalize the first one of them and reason of itself will tel any re asen able purs on that in the lue 
of heaping up scandal on your people as you have it would be to my interest to put down scandal no Bryan I never 
scandalised you in my life nor never tried to for there would be no woe in it you have dun a nough your self in the 
eyes of thinking people to last you your lifetime without my help if you live to be as old as Methusila and as you say 
what goes over the Devils back il cum under his belly if you are ever brought to se the same trouble about one of 
your people that all your people have seen about you and your latter conduct you will I am a frade be like unto Cane 
your punishment will be greater than you can bear and if you will trouble your self so fur as to ask your father and 
mother what I have said thejr about you you will be Satt isfye d that I am belied as to what you say I told Caleb 
SMITH it is not so I never told him any such thing but I tel you and you ma tej who you pleas that I think it is a 
great wonder your damsel had not en trive d some way to get her off in the old feald as you mite enjoy what she had 
with a little more sattisfaction and also have the chance of pissing on her grave and if you are simple ano ugh to think 
you are Daniel in the den of lions do you go in a lot where there is a fierce mad d oge even let alone lions and if he 
dose not notice you I will try to think you are Daniel and if you prove to be daniel in the den of you put your self 
there and if any purson was trjeng to help you out you would never let them so I shall not try neither shall I lock you 
up in there I no you are not the King for you cant make no purson think that damsel of yours is respectable more 
over rightous Mr. ADDAMS Sir your dander appears to be up because I mentioned your uncle Stephen name Sir 
did I Say ary harms word of him No: you produce that letter sho it to who you pleas and no purson can say that I 



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said harm of him for I knew Stephen CHAPMAN as well and I think a great deel better than you and I think myself 
that he had as good a hart as are ROACH as ever was born as you say and a great deel better a heart than one 
ADDAMS that I have lately found out for I did not think as mean as you are that you was mean anough to tell any 
purson of their meen relation for instance Bryan you have three likely children they ma live to be grone and have a 
dispute with some purson or other and ma be told of your conduct saying that you had acted like old John PELT and 
he was wors than an infidel this ma be the case and how would you feel to hear your children told of your conduct 
you sertainly would feel bad and that man that would tel them of it would deserve something worse than the whiping 
post he would de serv a bullet drove t hrew the big end of his heart so Bryan if I was in you place I would t rase back 
my own family of people before I commenced uppon others and se if I could not get a little clo seer to the gallows 
than the whipping post and I do think it is allmost as mean a thing as a man can be gilty of to tel on other of his 
mean relation in anger for there is no man but what has mean relation and if it is me that you speak of as spending 
five negroes to pay off grog bills I have bought more value in negroes and land than I sold this much I can prove to 
you if you request it so what I have spent at grog shops has been my own labour and not yours nor David 
ADDAMS — Henery SMITHS nor old Sail SMITHS as you call her and even if I have spent my own labour at grog 
shops I think there is more credit in that than there is in spending other peoples labour in supporting whores and 
makeing hore hous of my own dwelling as you have for you do no that you slept with that charmer of yours up in 
your own loft and your wife down below lis tning at the bedstjd crack what do you call that if it is not makeing a 
hore h ous of your own dwelling further I will state to you that it is the opinion of some that it was a plan laid 
between you and that woman that you cald marry old Sail as you cal her I feel satisfied Bryan that you take every 
purson as an enemy that finds fault of your conduct with that woman and if so you ar destitute of friends for there is 
no man that can or will undertak to justify you ask reason itself or your verry best friends and if they will speek 
plane and plump and not flatter you they will say that you are liyeing a disgraceful life you yourself cannot help 
saying so, so it is not me that have disgraced you you have disgraced your self and not noing how to get over it you 
are willing to pack it on some other purson so fare well Bryan I leave you to unravel your own ball you will stop 
when you get to the end I did not when I wrote to you have any wish to make you mad but mean people will get 
mad at the truth suner than they will at ajy and if I had a flattered you and said go on in the way that you ar going I 
should been a gentleman too but as it is I am a wra scal I suppose 

I d ono t expect to wast any more paper with you Nor I should not have wasted this if you had not told me of the 
whipping post and last of all I beg of you to trace back your own fa mm ily and let alone them that are dead and gon 
for just such c arrectur es as you are wrapt up with is able to fetch any man to the whipping post July 16th 1 845 

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[Letter from Bryan Adams to Mr. Roach, dated July 20, 1845] 

Mr ROACH I take the o ptuty to Rjt to you one more time concerning the b isne ss we have being talking about yuo 
say I haf carg yuo Rong if I have I am sorry for it and I have not I ant sorry but I Noe that paple will choes to tel a ly 
drother than the truth yuo seem to get vary Roth abut the whiping poast did I say yuo or enny of your foan was card 
to the whipping poast nay I sed I neveer was and did I say yuo spent five negros for to pay your grog bils no I sed I 
haddent So I preseve that yuo can take hints vary quick but yuo can put out as menny as yuo pleas and dont want 
mee to take them a mis but Sir I can take hints as quick as yuo yuo talk about how mean it was to hurt pople in teth 
of thar mean Relation I sing yuo in dat but hoo is more Reddy than yuo no won in my noledg for it seme like that 
yuo have a hand in Every boddys bisness and seem to no more about my bisness than I do my self and send me your 
desterbing letters when I was desterbed bad a nouf with out your langurg yuo hirt me in the teth of Spendding old 
Sally propty to bild hours houses but Sir if it is me yupith on yuo ar a lier for I bilt me a hous with my one laber ind 
it is not a hour hous no more than yours Ser for the wone that live in it I wodnt give her little finger for old Sal hold 
Boddyfor my youse and all her propty if Shee is a nagel So yuo pear to think of my children your anegel as yuo stile 
her went of and left them and start unkid with not ashort to thar back when my damcel as yuo call her has put clos 
on them and herd thar nakness Soe I take her part for I now wherer Shee is en foth or not but I now Shee is not fore I 



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over cum her by far wards and far promis so I will suport it shee is a good naterd good condessund and smart 
woman so Mr ROACH your Sun David is going on vary lenthy a but her a guse her of negros wich Shee is clar of 
and yuo had better cousin him beefore hee git hert I dont send it out of enny harm to yuo onely that I want yuo to 
noe what such a sprot was upt to soe yuo Cold cousin him before to lat Mr ROACH yuo par to think A gooddal of 
old Sally proply if I had a spent it that wood being no mour than yuo have got Jessa CHAPMAN propt that yuo 
never work for no mour than I werk for old Sal 

But Sur I have Shod a one ble part to ward hur I oferd her property back to her agane and She wood not take it and 
when I furst oferd it Shee Sad that Shee wodnot take it for I was bound to her and I cod not help my self so now 
Shee is agreed to take it She wont give me enny anshourance to keep her from cuming on me agane for more now I 
have ofer to give up my land to her to live on her life time So it dont Shoe like that I want to kil her or deefrod her 
out of enny thing but I did not intend to live with hur so I dont cur for what I have dun for i Shod do the vary same if 
it was to do over agane So if yuo donk like it yuo can lump it or enny boddy els for a disadisdfy mind wod 
it casd me to went thru with my propty and then I shod it being bound to her then So when I git out of the nose to 
som good plas i am in hopse that I shal git along agane like I wonst did So Mr. ROACH yuo have a grat menny 
childern to tern to and yuo dont no what your childrun is to cum to but I hop that they will do well and marry sum 
good anegel but not like to old Sally but it may bee som purson that to thay can see plasior with and live a saddisfide 
life and in Joy all the cumfrits of this life is my wish So Mr ROACH 1 cum unto a clouse thar is been a grat many 
words sed but not to enny grat amount So think thar is no youse of my Riting to yuo So nuthing more at present 
July the 20 1 845 Bryan ADAMS 



Revolutionary War Deserters, 1780 

Found in the Pennsylvania Packet, Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 22, 1780 



DESERTED 

From the North Carolina Brigade, on their march to the Southward, the following men, viz. 

Arthur BOYCE, of Col. Patten's company and battalion, born in the town of Edinburgh, in North-Britain, residing in 
King's-Town, Dobbs county, North-Carolina; five feet eleven and a half inches high, light brown hair, fair 
complexion, forty five years of age, a serjeant, deserted the 2d of December last at Trenton in the Jerseys. James 
IVES, born in Norfolk county, Virginia, and lived in Pitt county, North-Carolina, by trade a turner, aged twenty-six 
years, five feet eight inches high, red hair, fair complexion, deserted at the Head of Elk the 12 of December last. 

From Captain John Ingle's company, 2 d battalion, Philip PANKUM, deserted the 29 th of December last, aged 
about twenty-seven years, about five foot eight inches high, fair complexion, round shouldered, born in Craven 
county, North-Carolina, and supposed to be gone to the Head of Elk. Also William GRIFFIN, aged twenty-two 
years, five feet eleven inches high, fair complexion, born in Pasquotank, North-Carolina, supposed to be gone to the 
above place. The above two men deserted in regimentals. 

Every person apprehending any of the above deserters and delivering him into any goal, or to any Continental 
officer, so that he may be secured, shall receive ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS reward; and ONE DOLLAR for each 
mile such deserter shall be conducted from the place where taken to the place where delivered, on producing a 
receipt from the Goaler or Officer to the Subscriber, or nearest D. Q. Master General, who is requested to pay the 
same. 

By order of the Hon.Board of War. Lewis NICHOLA, Col. Inv. Com. in Philadelphia 



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Peter Patrick Division, 1804 

This record is found under Peter Patrick, 1804, Craven County Estates, NC, Box 109; NC Archives, 
Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

Newbern Superior Court of Law 

July Term 1803 

To the Judges of said Court 

The petition of Menan PATRICK (only son of John PATRICK) by John COWARD his guardian, Sarah 
BLOUNT, wife of Reading BLOUNT, Mary SMITH wife of Isaac SMITH, Elisabeth KILLINGS WORTH, wife of 
John KILLINGSWORTH, Susannah BURNEY, wife of Willie BURNEY, Daniel PATRICK, Pency SMITH wife of 
Thomas SMITH, humbly sheweth 

That your petitioner Menan is entitled as heir to his father with the other petitioners, to the real estate of Peter 
PATRICK, brother of his said father & other petitioners who died intestate & without issue — one seventh part of 
which estate has descended ? petitioner 

That the said real estate consists of tracts of land in Lenoir County, Craven & Greene Counties 

That your petitioners are desirous of dividing the land & pray that Commissioners be appointed 

MARTIN Atto petitioners 

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State of North Carolina Newbern District} Superior Court of Law July Term 1803 — 

On Petition of Daniel PATRICK & others heirs of Peter PATRICK deed Ordered that Francis KILPATRICK, 
Ebenezer FIFE, Isaiah JOHNSTON, William MOSELY and William HOLIDAY be appointed Commissioners to 
divide the real estate of said Peter PATRICK deceased among his heirs and make return of their proceedings to the 
next Superior Court to be held for this District. A true Copy from the Minutes 

Attest WARNETT CC 

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State of North Carolina Newbern District} 

In Obedience to an order of the Superior Court of said District January Term 1803 Mr. Francis KILPARTRICK 
Ebeneser FIFE Isaiah JOHNSTON William MOSELY & William HOLLIDAY Being appointed to divide the Real 
Estate of Menon PARTRICK Deceased among the heirs agreable to Law in that Case made & provided 
This Being the part alloted to the heirs of Peter PATRICK who Died Before the division including the following 
tracts to wit two hundred & fifty nine Acres lying in patent granted to Edward FITZPARTRICK for two hundred 
& fifty acres this being part of said Old patent Containing all the Land that the said Menon PARTRICK held in land 
patent Dated the 10 th day of March 1758 Also 203 Acres part of a Deed from William DRY to said Menon 
FITZPARTRICK Bearing Date the 26 th day of January 1780 lying in a patent granted to Lewis CONNER in the year 
of our Lord 1730 also a patent granted to said Menon FITZPARTRICK for 1 10 Acres Bearing Date the 6 th day of 
September 1771 Those tracts of Land being Resurveyed Contains 572 Acres which was valued to fifteen hundred 
& ninty two Dollars, this being less than one half the whole Being Valued worth three thousand four hundred & 
seventy seven Dollars, the said Daniel PARTRICK is to pay to the Heirs of Peter PARTRICK the sum of one 
hundred & forty six Dollars & a half which will make t here share Equal to one half 
In Testimony wherof We have hereunto set our hands & seals this — day of July 1803 

F KPATRICK {Seal} 



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Eben FIFE {Seal} 
Isaiah JOHNSON {Seal} 
Wm MOSELY {Seal} 
Wm HOLLIDAY {Seal} 

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State of North Carolina Newbern District} 

In Obedience to an order of the Superior Court of sd District directing a Division to be made in the Real Estate of 

Peter PATRICK Deceased a mong the Several Heirs of Said Deceased 

ToWit 

Lot No. 1, 2 & 3 to Walter DUNN as assignee of Mary SMITH Pensey SMITH & Elizabeth KILLINGSWORTH 
Lying in Greene & Lenoir Countys on the South Side of Great Contentnea Beginning at a pine in Britain KINGS 
line & runs to 40 WT 55 poles to red Oak then No. 70 Wt 82v poles to a water Oak then So. 60 Wt 74 poles then So. 
88 Wt 74 poles then So. 102 poles to a red Oak in CONNERS old patent line then it No. 70 Wt 84 poles to John 
COWARDS line then it No. 18 Et. 202 poles then So. 65 Et. 156 poles then to the Begining Containing one hundred 
& fifty acres also an other tract Containing one hundred & ten acres Begining at the Begining of a patent granted to 
Menan FITZPATRICK for 1 10 acres Dated the 6 th day of December 1771 & runs with Said patent line No. 34 Et. 
92 poles then So. 70 Et. 120 poles to a pine then So. 22 Et. 140 poles then to the Begining those two tracts of Land 
Land Being valued at five hundred & seventy five Dollars it Being less than those Heirs Rotiable part of sd Estate 
& Thomas PHILLIPS two Lots Being valued at more than the two heirs Rotiable parts which he Claims under he is 
to pay to Said Walter DUNN the sum of one hundred & forty seven Dollars & thirty four Cents which sum will 
make his three Lot Equal in Value to 3/7* of said Estate 

In Testimony wherof We have hereunto set our hands & seals this 1 8 th day of January 1 804 

F KPATRICK {Seal} 
William MOSELY {Seal} 
Isaiah JOHNSON {Seal} 
Wm HOLLIDAY {Seal} 

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State of North Carolina Newbern District} 

In Obedience to an order of the Superior Court of sd District directing a Division to Be made in the Real Estate of 

Peter PARTRICK Deceased among the several Heirs of said Deceased 

ToWit 

Lot No 4 & 5 to Thomas PHILLIPS as assinee of Sarah BLOUNT & Susannah BURNEY Lying in Craven 
County on the So. side of Great Contentnea Creek containing 159 Acres Begining at the So side of Contentnea the 
Begining Corner of a patent granted to Edward FITZPATRICK Dated the 10 th day of March 1759 & runs with 
land patent line So. 66 Wt. 45 poles to a whote Oak then So. 20 Et. 26 poles to a gum then So. 79 poles then Wt. 10 
poles to pine then So. 1 1 Wt 54 poles to a pine then So. 55 Wt. 68 poles to SUMMERLINS patent line then his line 
So. 13 Wt 70 poles to PARTRICKS old patent line then it a gum So 40 Et. 70 poles to a pine then No 32 Et 334 
poles to the Creek then up the water Course of said Creek to the Bigining this tract of Land Being Valued at six 
hundred & thirty six Dollars which Being Being one hundred & fifty four Dollars & 44 Cents more than his Ratible 
part Said Estate for the 2 Lots he Claims under therefore he is to pay to Walter DUNN assinee of Mary SMITH 
Pensy SMITH & Elizabeth KILLINGSWORTH the sum of one hundred & fifty four Dollars & 34 Cents which sum 
makes his proportionable part the Ballanc of which the said Thomas PHILLIPS Ows to said Estate he is to pay to 
Daniel PARTRICK which is seven Dollars & 10 Cents which makes up his part Equal in value to one seventh part 
of said Estate his having a Larger proportion of the Real Estate of Menon PATRTRICK in the former Division 
In Testimony wherof we have h erun to set our hands & seals this 1 8* day of January 1 804 



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F KPATRICK {Seal} Isaiah JOHNSON {Seal} 
Wm MOSELY {Seal} Wm HOLLIDAY {Seal} 



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In Obedience to an order of the Superior Court of sd District directing a Division to Be made in the Real Estate of 
Peter PARTRICK Deceased among the several Heirs of said Deceased 
ToWit — 

Lot No 6 To Menon PATRICK Minor a tract of land lying in Craven County on the South sine of Great Cotentnea 
creek beginjng at an red Oak on the creek bank MILLERS Corner and runs south sixty five Degrees west sixty two 
poles to a stake on said line then along FISHES Line North one hundred poles to a stake in Old field his corner then 
his line again South sixty six West Twenty six poles to a stake in his line then North twenty three Degrees East one 
hundred & fiftyeight poles to the Creeke near the little fort containing one hundred acres which said land was 
valued at Two hundred & seventy five Dollars being thirty four dollars & twenty two cents more than his 
proportionable part of said Estate Which said balance he is to pay to Daniel PATRICK which will make his part 
Equal in value to one seventh of sd Estate 

In Testimony wherof we have herunto set our hands & seals this 1 8 th day of January 1 804 

F KPATRICK {Seal} Isaiah JOHNSON {Seal} 

William MOSELY {Seal} Wm HOLLIDAY {Seal} 



About Hillary and Simeon Cason 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Goodspeed's Publishing Co., 1889. 



Simeon CASON is an enterprising farmer of Independence County, Ark., and the energetic manner in which he has 
ever taken advantage of all methods and ideas tending to enhance the value of his property has been the means of 
obtaining the competence he now enjoys. His farm consists of 1 17 acres of excellent land, of which sixty-five acres 
are in a high state of cultivation. He was born in Georgia, August 25, 1823, and is a son of Hillary and Mary 
(SMITH) CASON, natives of the "Old North State," the former's birth occurring April 3, 1779. Their marriage took 
place about 1803, and of thirteen children born to them (seven sons and six daughters) only two are living: Simeon, 
and a daughter, who is the wife of Jesse WARD, and now a resident of Washington. Hillary CASON was a member 
of the Baptist Church, and his wife was a Methodist. Simeon CASON was educated in the common schools of 
Madison County, 111., and, after attaining manhood, was married to Miss Sarah J. LEGGETT, a native of Arkansas, 
who died on the 6th of November, 1887, leaving him with a family of six children: George, John B., who died 
November 9, 1 867; Zachariah, Henry Clay, James Y. and Mary V. Mr. CASON afterward married Mary A. SWAN, 
and to them were given seven children, three of whom subsequently died. Those who survive are: Mary A., Drucilla, 
William T. and Benjamin F. Mr. CASON has held the office of justice of the peace and constable for the past 
fourteen years, and has been junior warden in the Masonic lodge. He and Mrs. CASON have long been members of 
the Methodist Church, and have always liberally contributed to churches and schools. In 1861 he joined the army, 
and was in a number of hotly-contested engagements. He was also a soldier in the war with Mexico, being first 
sergeant in Capt. A. R. Porter's company, First Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, commanded by Col. Archibald Yell. 
He was captured with Maj. Bourland, Maj. J. P. Gaines and Capt. Cassius M. Clay, at Incarnation, Mexico, and 
taken from there to the City of Mexico, remaining until the city was captured by Gen. Winfield Scott. 



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Buck's Dist. Poles of Election, 1842 



Transcribed from a bad photocopy of the original record found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, #145.1, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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The Pole of Election Held in Capt Bucks Districk August 4 th 1842 

Persons names Gov Con Sp 


1 James Hardy 


1 1 1 


2 Samuel Smith 


1 1 1 


3 William Smith 


1 1 


4 David Chapman 


1 1 1 


5 John Hardy 


1 1 1 


6 Joshier Nelson 


1 1 1 


7 Franck Hard 


1 1 1 


8 Charles Stocks 


1 1 1 


9 Henry Smith J 


1 1 1 


1 r\ All' • , 1 

10 All in Smith 


1 111 


1 1 Hardy btoks 


1 111 


12 Lewis H Smith 


1 1 


13 James Adams J 


1 1 


14 Edward Gardner 




1 5 James Adams S 


1 111 


16 Lewis Smith S 


1 1 1 


1 7 Hardy Smith 


1 111 


18 Henry Smith S 




19 David Adams 


1 1 1 


20 David McKinney 


1 111 


2 1 Joshua Smith 


1 1 1 


22 Lewis Smith voun 


1 1 


23 Churchwell Moore 


1 1 1 


24 John Witherton 


1 111 


25 Bryan Adams 




26 Gorge W Venturs 


1 111 


27 Thomas Fornes 


1 111 


28 Wyatt Gardner Paid Tax voite 




29 Ransom Buck 




30 David Smith 




3 1 William Burney 




32 William Gardner 




33 Asa Gardner 




34 Osburn Clark 


1 111 


35 Caleb Smith 


1 111 


36 Edward Buck 




37 John Adams 


1 1 1 


38 James Clark 


1 1 1 



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The Sanity of Bennett Briley, 1851 

The following selected depositions are found in NC Supreme Court case #6507, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



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Background information on Bennett Briley can be found in legal notes in the William Blount Rodman Papers, Box 
14, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Benjamin Briley, died in 1853 in Pitt County and had 10 children: 
1] Martha Briley (md. Moses Turnage) 
2] John Briley 
3] Willis Briley 

4] Nancy Briley (md. Samuel Vines Jr.) 
5] Eliza Briley (md. Joseph B. G. Andrews) 
61 Winifred Briley (md. Joseph L. Ballard) 
Mary Briley (md. Cornelius Stephens) 
William S. Briley 

Jesse Briley; died before father (had issue: Jesse, Piney and Elizabeth) 
10) Bennett Briley; died before father on July 29, 1851 (md. Mary Ann Ballard) She 
remd. to Calvin Joyner) Bennett and Mary Ann had issue: Joseph John Briley (d. 
intestate, never md.) and Ann Eliza Briley (d. intestate, never md.) 

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Bennett BRILEY an Idiot & Joseph L BALLARD his Guard: vs James S CLARK} In Equity Pitt County 
Friday June 28 th 1850 
Hoyts Hotel Greenville 

Pursuant to notice given in this case, personally appeared before me Goold HOYT C&M for Pitt County the 
following witnesses who were severally sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God to make true answers 
to such questions as might be asked them relative to this case/ to wit Richard H ADAMS, Willis BRILEY, 
Samuel VINES Jun. William HANEGAN [FLANEGAN], Lawrence ANDERSON & W J BLOW— 
Defendant James S CLARK present — 

Richard H ADAMS 

/ Question by Plaintiffs-Are you acquainted with Bennett BRILEY the Complt in this cause? If yea, how long have 
you been so acquainted? What has been the nature and extent of that acquaintance? — has it been intimate or 
otherwise, and how far have you resided from said Bennett? 

Answer, I am acquainted with Bennett BRILEY, I have Known him ever since I can remember some fifteen years or 
more, my acquaintance has been intimate until the last year or so, I reside about 4 miles from said BRILEY now, but 
with the exception of the last two years, I resided within three miles of him — 
2 Question by Same What is your age and occupation? 
Answer, I am thirty five years old, occupation Farmer — 

3rd Question by Same, Was the said Bennett on and before the 21 s ' of May 1849 possessed of a Negro woman 
named Cherry? How long had you Known said Negro! what was her age, condition and value on and about the 21 s ' 
May 1849?— 

Answer, I think I have seen a negro woman by that name belonging to Bennett BRILEY, I have Known her some 
four years I dont Know her age, I do not Know what her condition was on the 21 st of May 1849. Nor do I Know her 
value, one of her eyes was out I think — 



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4th Question by Same, Do you Know of the sale of said slave made by said BR1LEY to the Deft CLARK? If yea, state 
fully all you Know about the circumstances attending said sale — where the said slave was at the time — if in Jail why 
she had been put there — and if you heard said BRILEY say anything or give any reason for wishing to make said 
sale at the time he directed NICHOLS to sell her, or at the time he executed the Bill of sale state what he then said, 
and what reasons he then gave — 

Answer, I Know nothing of the sale of my own Knowledge nor circumstances, she was in Jail, before I heard 
CLARK had bought her, I went to see BRILEY to buy the negro, he said that he had directed Mr. VINES & Mr. 
BALLARD to sell her— 

5th Question by Same, What was the condition of mind of said Bennett BRILEY at and about the time of said sale? 
State your means of Knowing, and fully what you Know — 

Answer, Just before I heard of the sale, I saw BRILEY, what he said about the negro for the most part I considered 

good sound sense, on other subjects I thought he was not sound, he told me that if Messers BALLARD & VINES 

had not sold the negro he would make a trade with me — 

6 th What were the habits of said Bennett in respect to Drinking? 

Answer — He had been intemperate for several years 

7 ,h How long had he been in these habits? 

Answer, I do not Know how many years — 

8 th Had they produced any and if any what effect upon the faculties of his mind? 

Answer, Something injured his mind & from what I have understood, it was from excessive drinking 

9' Question by Same, In your opinion was the said Bennett at and about the time of said sale of sufficient mental 

capacity to contract about his property? 

Answer, I think he was — 

10' Was the said Bennett at and about that time, particularly just before that time under the dominion of any 
superstitious notions about conjurors &c If yea, state fully all about it? 
Answer, I cant say of my own Knowledge — I have understood he was — 
Question by Deft. Was the said Bennet willing to sell you the said Negro — 

Answer, he was not unless I would have her sent away & think I told him I should buy him for my Brother who is a 
trader — 

Further the Complainant saith not Richard H ADAMS 

Willis BRILEY 

/*' Question by Compt to Interrogatory I s ': 

Answer, He is my Brother I am well acquainted with him, I have known him for twenty five Years, & have been 
very intimate, I reside in about four miles of him — 
2 nd Question by Same, to 2 nd Interrogatory 
Answer: I am 39 years old, occupation farmer 
3 rd Question by Same to 3 rd Interrogatory 

Answer He owned such a negro at that time & had owned her about 1 3 years, I dont Know her age, her condition or 

her value on the 21 st May 1849 

4 th Question by Same to 4 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I dont know Know anything about the sale until afterwards Mr CLARK told me he had bought her, Know 
nothing about the circumstances attending the sale, nor where the negro was, I did not know he designed selling her, 
never heard him say anything after the sale was made — 
5 th Question by Same to 5 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I did not see him about that time, but before for some two years & for some time since the sale, I did not 
think him to be in his right mind, my reasons are that I have seen him repeatedly & he did not talk rationally — 
6 th Question by Same to 6' h Interrogatory 

Answer, He has drank to the excess for several years, and for the last twwo years, he has been constantly drunk 
7 th Question by Same to 7 th Interrogatory 



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Answer, He has been in the habit of drinking for 5 or 6 Years 
8 lh Question by Same to 8 ,h Interrogatory 

Answer, That or Something else unfitted him for business for the last two years 

9 th Question by Same to 9 ,h Interrogatory 

Answer, I had not seen him about the time of the sale 

10 th Question by Same to 10 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I have heard it said so, but dont know of my own Knowledge anything about it — 
Further the deponant saith not — 

Willis BRILEY 

Samuel Vines Jun. 

I s ' Question by Compt to I s ' Interrogatory 

Answer. I am & have been for the last six years, I married his sister & have been intimate with him for that time I 

live some 10 or 12 miles from him — 

2 nd Question by Compt to 2" Interrogatory 

Answer, I am about 3 1 years old & a Farmer 

3 rd Question by Compt to 3 r Interrogatory 

Answer, I think he was, I have frequently seen a negro woman there by that name, I knew one by that name to wit 
Cherry five or six Years — I dont Know her age her condition or her value on the 21 st of May 1849 — about two 
weeks before that time, she was in good health & Mr Robert ADAMS offered me $300 for her, a little after that I 
was at Bennett BRILEYS who then authorised me to sell her at any price I could get for her-- 
4 Question by Compt to 4 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I know nothing of the sale of my own Knowledge where she was at the time, a few days before the sale I 
was at BRILEYS & he & his wife both told me that the negro woman Cherry had poisoned them, and that they had 
applied to one HANDCOCK conjure Doctor who adviced them to do something which would cure them & would 
Kill her & advised them to put her in Jail, if she got any thing out of their yard it would undo what he was doing, He 
told me he wanted her sold certain as he thought that whatever he got would be so much saved, as He thought she 
would die — 

5 th Question by Compt to 5 th Interrogatory 

Answer, Just before the sale & indeed for two years before at times he would appear perfectly rational and in a few 

minutes he would talk wildly and then again as rationally as ever, which was his case for most of the time during 

the last two years when I saw him~ 

6' Question by Compt to 6 th Interrogatory 

Answer, Whenever I saw him it was bad, he drank excessively — 

7 th Question by Compt to 7 th Interrogatory 

Answer to my Knowledge about three years — 

8 ,h Question by Compt to 8 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I do not Know whether it was drinking or not something had — 
9 th Question by Compt to 9 th Interrogatory 

Answer, Sometimes I thought he had mind enough to transact his business at other times not — 
I0 lh Question by Compt to 10 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I believe he was, as I have heretofore stated in my answer to the 4 th Interrogatory — 
Further this deponant saith not Samuel VINES Junr. 

William Hanegan [FLANEGAN] 

I st Question by Compt to l sl Interrogatory 

Answer, I am acquainted with Bennett BRILEY & have been for fifteen years or longer, though not very intimate I 
live some four miles by the Road across the Creek not over two miles— 
2 nd Question by Compt to 2 nd Interrogatory 



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Answer, I am about 28 years old occupation farmer 
3 rd Question by Compt to 3 rd Interrogatory 

Answer, he was possessed of Negro woman named Cherry which negro I have Known about fifteen years, I think 
she was about thirty years old or upwards had but one eye & as to her condition about that time or her value I know 
nothing — 

4 th Question by Compt to 4 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I know nothing of the sale made by BRILEY to CLARK, Know nothing about the circumstances except 
what Luke NICHOLS told me, he NICHOLS told me thatr BRILEY had directed him to sell her at some price, She 
must be sold at whatever he could get, that she had poisoned him & to sell her if he got enough to pay the Jail fees — 
5 th Question by Compt to 5 ih Interrogatory 

Answer, I saw Mr. BRILEY about one month before the sale, a& about a month after, his mind was bad, his friends 

were trying to prevent him from Drinking — 

6 th Question by Compt to 6 th Interrogatory 

Answer. He had been drinking for some time 

7 th Question by Compt to 7 th Interrogatory 

Answer. He had been in the habit some two or three years 

8 th Question by Compt to 8 th Interrogatory 

Answer, Something had, I supposed it was from drinking 

9 th Question by Compt to 9 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I did not see him about the time of the sale 

10 th Question by Compt to 10 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I Know nothing except what NICHOLS told me which I have before Stated — 
Further this deponant saith not Wm FLANEKIN 

Lawrence ANDERSON 

1 st Question by Compt to I st Interrogatory 

Answer, I am acquainted with Bennett BRILEY and have for 12 or 14 years, I have not been intimately acquainted 

with him though I have seen him often at public places — I live within five miles of him — 

2 nd Question by Compt to 2 nd Interrogatory 

Answer, I am between 25 & 26 years old occupation Farmer 

3 rd Question by Compt to 3 rd Interrogatory 

Answer. I do not Know nothing about such a Negro 

4 th Question by Compt to 4 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I know nothing of the sale except from report — nor of the circumstances, I heard he had her in Jail but no 
nothing further 

5' Question by Compt to 5' Interrogatory 

Answer — I did not see BRILEY in some three or four months before the sale, then he seemed to be flighty at times 

after that I did not see him until the election, when he did not appear to be in his proper mind — 

6 lh Question by Compt to 6 th Interrogatory 

Answer, his habits were bad as to drinking 

7 th Question by Compt to 7 th Interrogatory 

Answer, He has been in the habit of drinking some 4 years 

8 th Question by Compt to 8 th Interrogatory 

Answer, It was generally supposed that drinking had injured his mind 
9 th Question by Compt to 9 th Interrogatory 

Answer I did not see him at that time, but I never saw him before the sale but what I would have bargained with 
him for property & considered him competent to have made a bargain 
W h Question by Compt to 10 th Interrogatory 



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Answer, I do not Know, for I did not see him for some 4 or 5 months before — 
Question by Compt 

Were you present at any time when Joseph BALLARD tendered a note to James S CLARK, If yea state when it was 
and all that was then done and said — 

Answer, I was present, when Mr. BALLARD, asked Mr CLARK if he Still owned the negro that he had sold him, 
CLARK replied that he did, Mr BALLARD then proffered to give up to CLARK the note which he had given him 
for the negro, which CLARK refused to do, BALLARD did not show any note, CLARK said he would give him the 
money for the note and BALLARD said he did not want the money; but that he wanted the negro 
Further this deponant saith not Lawrence R ANDERSON 

Saturday June 29 th 1850 
Wm J BLOW 

1 st Question by Compt to I s ' Interrogatory 

Answer I am & have been for about twenty years, though never intimate, I live about nine miles from him 
2 nd Question by Compt to 2 nd Interrogatory 
Answer, I am 3 1 years old & a Physician 
3 r Question by Compt to 3 r Interrogatory 

Answer, I understood that such a negro was owned by him I never saw her until she was put in the Jail, which was 
about the 1 st May 1849, I think she is between 30 & 35 Years old. I was called in to see her as a Physician, while in 
Jail. She was quite sick and I would not have bought her hardly at any price in her then condition — I sent word to 
Mr BRILEY that unless she was taken out of Jail she would die — 

4 Question by Compt to 4 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I was present when Joseph BALLARD delivered the bill sale for the woman & CLARK gave his obligation 
for her, the circumstances attending the sale as well as I recollect, were that Luke NICHOLS came down to TOWN 
for the purpose of seeing the negro, when I told him that she must be taken out of Jail James S CLARK was present 
& remarked that he owned some of the womans relations & that he felt a sympathy for her & would buy her rather 
than she should stay there in Jail & suffer he offered as well as I remember $200 for her, he immediately went off & 
the same day he and Mr BALLARD returned with the Bill of Sale already written, NICHOLS said that BRILEY 
would never let her go home — 
5 th Question by Compt to 5 th Interrogatory 

Answer, I did not see him about that time, I saw him a few days before, he was drinking at that time I did not 

observe that any else ailed him — 

6 th Question by Compt to 6 th Interrogatory 

Answer, As far as I Know they were bad 

7' Question by Compt to 7 ,h Interrogatory 

Answer, I dont Know how long — 

8 lh Question by Compt to 8 ,h Interrogatory 

Answer, It cause him to be dull & stupid as it would any body — 

9 th Question by Compt to 9 th Interrogatory 

Answer, He never had much mental capacity, If he was not drinking I suppose he was as capable to contract for 

property then as he ever was — 

10 th Question by Compt to 10 th Interrogatory 

Answer I dont Know 

// Question by Compt Did you see said slave Cherry shortly before her being sold? If yea, where? what was her 
condition if sick what was the nature of the disease, & what had caused it? Would it your opinion have been proper 
to permit her to suckle her child and would or not a release from confinement and the company of her Child have 
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Answer, I saw her the day she was sold, in the Jail, I supposed she had taken a violent cold, She was laboring under 
a suppression of the Catamenia — If the child had been present, I would not have let her suckle it, she was not able I 
did consider it necessary to remove her from the Jail to have pure air, but as to the company of the child it could not 
have had any effect any way— Further this deponant saith not W. J. BLOW 

Joseph BALLARD Admr vs. James S CLARK} In Equity Pitt County 
Friday May 2 nd 1851 

Pursuant to notice given in this case, personally appeared before me Goold HOYT Clerk & Master in Equity 
for the County of Pitt the following persons to wit: William J BLOW Henry BELL 

who were severally sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God to make true answers to such questions as 
should be asked them relative to this case — Present Joseph L BALLARD Pltff & James S. CLARK 
Defendant 

William J BLOW Exd. 

Quest Is By Deft: What is your age & occupation? 

Answer I am thirty two years old & by Profession a Physician & have practiced medicine Eleven years 
And to other Questions he answers as follows to wit — 

I was acquainted with Bennet BRILEY ded the intestate of the Pltff Joseph L BALLARD & knew him for 20 years 
previous to his death — I believe him capable of transacting business except when under the influence of ardent 
spirits so as to produce intoxication — I formed my opinion from frequent business transactions and general 
Knowledge of the man — I Knew negro woman Cherry the property of Bennett BRILEY deed who was confined in 
Jail on or about the 21 st May 1849. Said Negro was very sick and I sent word to BRILEY (as her Physician) to come 
and take her out of Jail or she would die the day after this Luke NICHOLS ( who was living with BRILEY at the 
time) came down to see me about the negro I told him the negro must be taken out of Jail or she would die, he 
remarked that BRILEY rather that she was dead than have her go back to his plantation — James S. CLARK the 
Deft, was present at this conversation and told NICHOLS that he owned some of the womans relations, that he was 
sorry to see her Suffering in Jail & that if BRILEY would sell her he would give him as weel as I can recollect two 
hundred Dollars— NICHOLS told CLARK, he would go home & see BRILEY and let him CLARK hear from him- 
~ in the evening of the same day, NICHOLS & Joseph L BALLARD the Pltff came to town with a Bill of sale 
already written from BRILEY to CLARK for the said Negro — I was present when Joseph L BALLARD the Pltff 
delivered the bill sale to CLARK & he signed as a witness — Negro woman CHERRY which she was confined in 
Jail, was very sick, so much so that I was afraid she would die & from her situation I believe that two hundred 
Dollars was the largest sort of price, more than I would have given for her, in fact I would not have given anything 
for a negro in that condition— Joseph L BALLARD married BRILEYS Sister & BRILEY Married BALLARDS 
Sister & lived about one mile apart at that time — 
Cross examined by Pltff 

I dont think I had any business transaction with him in some three or four years — tho I saw him occasionally during 
that time & had conversations with him, further this deponant saith not W. J. BLOW 

Henry BELL examined 

Quest Is By Deft In reply to questions put by Defendant he answered as follows to wit- 
I am about 26 years old, have been engaged in merchantile business about 9 years I remember that Joseph L 
BALLARD was in my Store and had a Bill of sale for a negro woman who was in Jail belonging to Bennett 
BRILEY & that he seemed anxious to conclude the trade, I was CLARKS security for the purchase money, I 
recollect that CLARK said he did not have the money & seemed careless about taking the negro at which 
BALLARD seemed di ssapo inted but the bargain was finally made — & the note given to BALLARD as well as I 
remember, further this deponant saith not Henry BELL 

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Present James S CLARK Deft 

Henry HANCOCK appeared & sworn according to Law 

Question by Deft: What is your age & occupation? 

Answer I am 5 1 years old & by occupation a Farmer & sometimes practice medicine — 
And to other questions he answered as follows 

I knew Bennett BRILEY deed he with his wife came to my House in April 1849, which was the first of my 
acquaintance with him, he came to my House for medicines for Rheumatism, which I gave him and told him he 
must not drink ardent spirits as it would destroy the effect of the medicines & I do not believe he drank any for some 
time afterwards, while at my House he offered to sell a negro he said her had by the name of Cherry to me & both 
him & his wife said they were determined in selling here, they both believed that she had poisoned them & 
conceited they were worse whenever they approached her — BRILEY was perfectedly in his senses and remained so 
up to the time or within a day or so of the time when I heard he had sold her — I saw him a few days before the sale 
when he was perfectly rational, BRILEY came to my House about three weeks or more afterwards and told me he 
had sold the negro, and seemed well satisfied about the sale, he was perfectly cool & in his right mind — & was glad 
he had got clear of her — The next time & last time I saw him was in lune last year when he was drinking and not in 
his proper mind & I think unfit to transact business — further this deponant saith not Henry HANDCOCK 
Witness Goold HOYT C&M 

Jacob Elks Jun appeared and was duly sworn according to Law-also Jacob ELKS Sen who was not examined 

Question by Deft: What is your age & occupation? 

Answer I am 25 years old Laborer — 

And to other questions he answers as follows to wit: 

about two years ago I lived with Joseph L BALLARD. I saw Luke NICHOLS who was Bennett BRILEYS overseer 
come riding along in a Barruche with a negro woman named Cherry belonging to said BRILEY, who he said he was 
carrying to the Jail, a short time afterwards say two weeks or more NICHOLS & BALLARD went to BRILEYS as 
they said and went down to Greenville & sold the negro woman Cherry to James S CLARK, on their return they 
seemed mighty well pleased, to think they had sold the woman, for they believed that she would die, Doct 
HANCOCK having told the family that when the trick was taken off of BRILEY it would go on the negro woman & 
Kill her, and BRILEY was then getting well & the negro woman worse all the time up to the sale — BALLARD 
frequently visited BRILEYS and I heard him say that BRILEY should sell the negro & that she should not be sold in 
the neighborhood — About the time before the sale of the negro, Doct HANCOCK I understood from Mr BALLARD 
had put BRILEY on allowance restricting him to drinking weak toddy and during that time he was competent to act 
any Kind of business. I staid with him nights. 

Joseph BALLARD vs. James S CLARK} In Equity Greenville Thursday August 28 th 1851 

Pursuant to notice given, I Goold HOYT Clerk & Master have summoned before me this day at my office 

Joab HEMBY, Lucinda VINCENT and Jesse VINCENT and the same made their appearance and were (for 

the Pltff) severally sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God to answer the truth to such questions as 

may be asked them in this case — 

I st Interrogatory By Pltff— What is your name and age 

T d Interrogatory by Same Did you Know Bennett BRILEY now deceased? how long have you Known him? State 
whether you have Known him intimately or not, were you much in his company at or about 
3 rd Interrogatory by Same— Did you ever reside in his House? if yea when — in what capacity and how long? 
4' Interrogatory by Same— Have you resided in his neighborhood; have you been much in his company? 

5 Interrogatory by Same I your opinion was he or not of sound mind in and about state fully your opinionand 

anything you may Know in his conduct or conversation which induced you to form you opinion — 

6 th Interrogatory by Same— Did said Bennett believe at any and what time, that he was bewitched? If yea by 

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Lucinda VINCENT Exd. 

Answer to I s ' Intery: by same my name is Lucinda VINCENT I am 19 years old — 

Answer to 2 nd Intery: by same I Knew Bennett BRILEY for about twelve months before he died~& intimately about 
eight months before he died & was in his company a great deal — 

Answer to 3 rd Intery: by same I lived there about three months, from the 1 st of April to the last of July of the same 
year I think that he died in the year before — / lived with the family to wait upon them — 

Answer to 4 th Intery: by same I have resided in the neighborhood but not much in his company only when I lived 
with him 

Answer to 5 th Intery: by same I dont think he was in his right mind when I staid there very little of the time if any — 
He tried to set fire to his House and made marks & said they were going to kill him that he was going to die — 
Answer to 6 th Intery: by same I believe I have heard him say he was bewitched I never heard him say who done 
it— 

Answer to 7 th Intery: by same What induces you to think that BRILEY was not in his right mind the day the Negro 
Cherry was sold? 

Answer He tried to put out the Sun with water I dont Know that it was on that day of the sale but it was within a 
day or two before — on the day at times, he kept inquiring for Luke NICHOLS asked if any one knew where he was- 
—further this deponant saith not Lucinda (her mark) VINCENT 
Witness Goold HOYT C&M 

Joab HEMBY Exd. 

Answer to 1 st Interrogatory by Pltff— Joab HEMBY my age 30. — 

Answer to 2 nd Intery by same: I Knew him, I have Known him ever since I can remember, & known him intimately 
not in his company much, went to see him once in a while not after the 

Answer to 3 rd Intery by same: I worked there a week, (the year I think that he sold Cherry) in the fall say September 
or October 

Answer to 4 th Intery by same: I lived about 3 miles from him, & not much in his company 

Answer to 5' Intery by same: He had no mind when I worked there and I saw him several times that year I did not 
think he had any mind — When I worked there he had his hands about him doing nothing & talked all sorts of 
follishness — 

Answer to 6th Intery by same: I never heard him say anything about his being bewitched — I dont remember seeing 
BRILEY about the time he sold the negro Cherry 

further this deponant saith not Joab (his mark) HEMBY 

Witness Goold HOYT C&M 

Jesse VINCENT Exd. 

Answer to I s ' Interrogatory by Pltff My name is Jesse VINCENT & nearly 23 years old 

Answer to 2 nd Intery by same: I Knew Bennett BRILEY & have known him 10 or 12 years. I was with him but little 
except when I worked there the year before he sold Cherry I lived with him about 7 months =, when I saw him most 
of the time 

Answer to 3 rd Intery by same: I have lived with him as before stated & worked on the farm about 7 months 
Answer to 4 th Intery by same: I lived in that neighborhood, & saw him frequently — 

Answer to 5 lh Intery by same: I dont think he was of sound mind at all times, a day or two he seemed to have his 
mind & then when he was drinking would loose it — He talked all Kind of foolishness, Rode his Horse & Barouche 
through his corn he seemed to be drinking 

Answer to 6th Intery by same: I never heard him say he was bewitched Did not see him the time negro Cherry was 
sold 

further this deponant saith not Jesse (his mark) VINCENT 

Witness Goold HOYT C&M 



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Deposition of Wm K DELANY taken by consent of Plantiff & Defendant & other witnesses summoned for 
the 29 th (to morrow not to be examined) 

Wm K DELANY Sworn as the predeeding witness 

I s ' Interrogatory; by Deft What is your name age & occupation 
Answer My name is Wm K DELANY age 36 years occupation Merchant 

2 nd Intery by same: Did you Know Bennett BRILEY deed how long have you Known him & what do you Know of a 
certain negro formerly owned by him named Cherry if he sold her — or any one for him sold her to CLARK, the Deft 
State all you Know about the transaction — 

Ansr I Knew Bennett BRILEY Deed I have Known him about twenty years — I Knew Cherry & Luke NICHOLS 
informedv me she was BRILEYS property — NICHOLS offered her for Sale& said he was authorised by BRILEY to 
sell her, he offered her to CLARK for two hundred 7 Fifty Dollars CLARK then offered to give two hundred & 
asked me what she was worth, I said two hundred Dollars she seemed to be quite sick at the time — He CLARK said 
if he could get a good bill of sale for her he would give that, and told him I think to go to Joseph L BALLARD & 
get him to write it — NICHOLS said that BRILEY was determined on selling her, she should not go on the 
plantation any more for he believed that she had tricked him Doctor BLOW told NICHOLS either that or the day 
before that unless BRILEY took the negro out of Jail she would die — Mr. CLARK said that he owned some 
relations of the Negro & that he would buy her rather than that she should stay in Jail and suffer — I never saw 
BRILEY but once but what I thought he was capable of making a trade and that was the time a jury was held to 
determine him an Idiot or otherwise — I did not see BRILEY for several months before August Court when they 
held the Jury — I saw him last in the spring of that year I think it was early for he spoke of selling his Pork — 
further this deponent saith not W. K. DELANEY 

Witness Goold HOYT C&M 



William Griffin (1784-1859) 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, Goodspeeds Publishing Co., 1889. 

John J. GRIFFIN was born in Greene County, N. C, June 1, 1826, being a son of William and Sarah GRIFFIN, who 
were members of the Old-School Baptist Church and were born in North Carolina, the former's birth occurring in 
1784 and his death in 1859. Of their seventeen children, John J. GRIFFIN is the only one now living. He became the 
architect of his own fortune at the age of twenty-one years, and for a number of years was engaged in farming and 
rafting. On the 25th of July, 1846, he was married to Miss Theresa L. HICKS, a daughter of Thomas S. and Jane 
HICKS, who were Tennesseeans, the former being engaged in tilling the soil. To this union eleven children were 
born, only four of whom are living at the present time: Sarah E. (WINNINGHAM), James M. (farmer, of Clay 
County, Ark.), John J. (a farmer of Dunklin County, Mo.), and T. J., also a farmer of Dunklin County. Mr. GRIFFIN 
took for his second wife Miss Sarah E. SPIKES, their marriage taking place on the 22d of June, 1875. Four of the 
seven children born to their marriage are living: Sanford and Adaline (twins), born September 22, 1875; Lee, born 
February 27, 1880, and Rosa, born September 12, 1887. Mr. GRIFFIN owns a good farm of eighty acres, sixty 
under cultivation, and devotes his land principally to raising corn and cotton. His property was at first heavily 
covered with timber, but he has made valuable improvements, and has now a good and comfortable home. He and 
wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he is a Democrat, and a member of the Agricultural Wheel. 
For about fifteen years after first coming west he spent the fall and winter months in hunting and trapping, and has 
killed at least fifty bear and hundreds of deer, and in some of his hunting expeditions met with many thrilling 
adventures and narrow escapes from death. He was also engaged in rafting on Black River. His parents moved 
from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1826, and two years later located in Posey County, Ind., and in 1840 in 
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John Norcott's Land, 1854 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book NN, page 406. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Goold HOYT to James S. CLARK (Deed) 

This indenture made and entered into this 2 nd day of January 1854 between Goold HOYT of the first part and James 
S. CLARK of the second part both of the county of Pitt & state of North Carolina Witnesseth that the said Goold 
HOYT for and in consideration of the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said 
James S. CLARK, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, doth by these presents, bargain, sell, alien, grant, 
give, convey, and confirm unto the said James S. CLARK his heirs and assigns, the following tract of Land situate 
in the County of Pitt aforesaid to wit: That tract or parcel of Land known in the plat of the partition of the Lands of 
the late John NORCOTT Deceased, as lot number one assigned to the late Joseph John NORCOTT deceased and 
bounded as follows: Beginning at shop Landing & running thence down Shop landing gut with the meander thereof 
to Tar River to the mouth of Tranters Creek bay, then up Tar River with the meanders thereof to the mouth of 
Grindell Creek — Thence up the said Creek the various courses thereof to the mouth of the old boundary ditch, 
thence with the said ditch w. 73 E. 291 poles, thence N. 86 X A E. 32 poles — East 82 poles to the mill branch, thence 
down the run of said branch where it intersects with the main ditch leading through the field opposite the mansion 
house — thence with the said ditch to where the bridge crosses the same in the line, thence with the middle quarter 
Road or lane to the lower end thereof just below the middle quarter dwelling house — thence south 65 E. 36 l A poles 
to shop landing gut or cove, thence with the said gut or cove to the beginning: Containing one thousand nine 
hundred and fifty six and a half acres (1956 l A) more or less. 

To have and to hold the same, with all and singular the rights, ways, woods, waters, privileges & appurtenances 
thereunto belonging or in any wise pertainibng to the said James S. CLARK his heirs and assigns in fee simple 
forever And the said Goold HOYT for himself, his heirs and assigns doth covenant promise and agree to and with 
the James S. CLARK his heirs and assigns excepting so far as any right of Dower may prevent that they shall have, 
hold possess, use, and enjoy the said Lands peaceably and quietly, without let or hindrances and to defend the title 
thereto against the Lawful claims of any and all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his 
hand & seal the day & year first above written 

Signed sealed & Delivered in the presence of} Goold HOYT {Seal} 

G. F. JOHNSTON 
Amos EVANS 

Jany 12, 1854 Then was the foregoing deed fro Goold HOYT to James S. CLARK proved before me by the oath of 
Amos EVANS a subscribing witness thereto in due form of Law Let it be registered 

Attest H. SHEPPARD CLK 



Mrs. Ana da McLawhorn, Suicide, 1927 

Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., July 29, 1927 

Greenville, July 26— Mrs. Anada MCLAWHORN, 50, wife of W. Bert MCLAWHORN, committed suicide 
Saturday by drowning herself in a small creek about one hundred yards from her home on the Cox Mill road, five 
miles from Greenville. Before committing the deed, Mrs. MCLAWHORN took off her shoes and placed them on the 
bridge. She then removed her hat, glasses, apron, placing the glasses and apron on the inside of the hat. Coroner E. 
S. WILLIAMS conducted the jury hearing which returned the verdict that the deceased came to her death by 
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Will of James Adams, Pitt Co., 1856 

This Will is found in Pitt County Will Book 1, p. 18; Pitt County Clerks Office, Pitt County Court House, 

Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen I James ADAMS of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina being of sound and 
perfect mind and memory do this 14 of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six make 
this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is first of all I rec ome nd my Soul to God hew gave it and 
my body to the earth to be buried in a desent manner at the directions of my Extrs. 

Item I give to my Son John ADAMS a tract of Land that Cannon SMITH deeded and sold to me. 

Item I give to my Grand Son Jesse CHAPMAN a piece of Land I now live on beginning at a Stake to Thomas 
ADAMS line, Runing near North course to a Stake I made for a Corner in Nathaniel PETTIT line, thence with the 
gre ed line made between Nathaniel PETTIT and Abraham ADAMS to a Corner I deeded and sold to my Grand Son 
Jesse CHAPMAN. 

Item I give to my Son James ADAMS one Dollar — 

Item I lend a certain piece of Land to Eliza ADAMS my Son James ADAMS Wife during her natural life then to 
her lawful heirs. 

Item I give to my Daughter Jane ADKINSON one bed and bed sted & furniture 
Item I give to my Son in law Hardee STOKES One Dollar 

Item I give to my Son in law Thomas MORRIS One Dollar and all the rest of my property that is not Willed away 
to be Sold and equally divided between my Daughters by my Executors. 

Lastly I nomenate Constitute and appoint my beloved Son John ADAMS and Grand Son Jesse CHAPMAN my 
Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written. 
Signed Sealed and delivered in 

Presence of us} James (his mark) ADAMS 

Thomas ADAMS 
Hardee J. SMITH 

North Carolina Pitt County} Court of_P_& Quarter Sessions November Term 1858 

Then was the foregoing paper writing produced in open Court as proved in due form of law by Thomas ADAMS 
and Hardy J SMITH the two Subscribing witnesses to be the last will and testament of James ADAMS Sen deed. So 
executed as to pass both real and personal estate. It was thereupon Ordered to be recorded and filed. At the Same 
time John ADAMS and Jesse CHAPMAN the two Executors named in Said will came into open Court and duly 
qualified as Such according to law. Attest Henry SHEPPARD CC 



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Will of Caleb Nelson, Pitt Co., 1859 

This Will is found in Pitt County Wills; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen I Caleb NELSON of the Stat of North Carolina and County of Pitt Being weak in boddy 
Perfect in mind and memory Do make and Ordaine this to be my Last will and Testament first of all recomemd mu 
Soule to Almighty God who gav it and My Boddy to the Earth from whist it came and to Be Burred in A christian 
Like manner 

My desier is that my just deptes Shuld be paid out of the first moneys coming into the hands of my Executors. 
1 Item I give unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth NELSON one mare dan d horsecolt all my Stock hogs Cattle Sheep 
Bees and all the pro vion on hand that is to Say the Corn meel Peas poultry all the Potatoes And farming tools and 
four Beds and furnature I also Lend unto my Beloved Wife all the h ous hold And kitc hing furneture Durejng her 
natural Life and One Cart and one Barouch and the Plantation wher I now Live Also During her Natural Life 
Item I give unto the heirs of the boddy of my son Josiah NELSON one seventh part of the Negroes Devised to my 
wife for her life time By her father John L oughinghous deed and then to her Children That I Purchased of my Son 
Josiah NELSON it Being his undivided intrust in said Negroes also One horse and Buggy and other Articles I 
purchased at his SaHe my desier is that my son Josiah have the use of said negroes and horse and Buggy and other 
articles During his Natural Life but They are in no wise to be appropriated to his Dbets 

Item I give unto my Dauter Susannah SPAINS Chidren One tract of Land Lying on the South Sid of Juniper run 
Containing one hundred and twenty five acres which I give my daughter Susannah SPAIN the Pri vilig to Live on as 
Long as She L ivs and not to Be taken for Debts from her and her Gulden in no wise Also one B eron at my Wifes 
Death 

Item I give my Daughter Serenah HARDEE three hundred And fifty Dollars one Bed and furneture one Se cata ry 
Item I give unto my son James G NELSON all of my Lands that I own on the North Side of Juniper run Where I 
now Liv with all the improvements th eare on at my Wifes Pit h Elizabeth NELSON to have and to Hold to him and 
his heirs for eyr one B eaufa t With glas Doors 

Item I have Eleven hundred Dollars in money and Not's that I sold two Negros for Win and Haret This to Be 
Equily Devided Amongst the heirs At my wifs Deth Elizabeth NELSON 

Item and if their Be any other money or Not's In hand at my Deth or any other proprty Not other wise disposed of 

at my Deth to Be Sold And Equily Devided Amoungst all of my Children Josiah NELSON Emely HERREN 

Talith SMITH Susanna SPAIN Serena HARDEE James G NELSON 

I Ahso give unto Henry NELSON Chi lden The Seventh part to Be Devided Am oung st them all 

Last of all I apoint my Beloved Wife Elizabeth NELSON And my son James G NELSON my Executors and 

Executer to this my Last Will and testament in Testimony where of There unto Set my hand and Seal this 6 th day of 

February AD 1859 

Sined Sealed and Acknojedged} Caleb NELSON {Seal} 

In the presents of us 
Test Lewis J EDWARDS 
Test William W TUCKER 



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Taylor-Sutton Letter, Illinois, 1867 

A bad photocopy of this original letter and a typewritten translation by Clarice Mills was found in the genealogical 

papers of the late Clarice Mills. The location of the original letter is unknown. John Taylor married Kizzie Ann 
Sutton (1823-1906) dau. of Benjamin Sutton and Keziah Haddock. They migrated from Beaufort Co., NC to Indiana 

and then to White Co., Illinois by 1860. 

Illinois White County February 23 1867 

Dear Sir I Steped in the post office last nite and to my Grate Surprise and over whelming Joy the Post master 
handed me a letter from Washington north Carolina — now youd better beleave I felt Rejoysing Glad to hear from 
you all wonst more — For I had Come to the Conclution that you wor all dead — for I sent letters to Washington and 
it lay in the office three months then went to the ded letter office then came back to me — to let me no it found no 
frends — we air all well at present hoping those feu lines may find you all injoying the Same Blessings-- Seth 

SUTTON is living is living in Graysvill Illinois [ILLEGIBLE] Enoch (is also with him keping Batchler his 

son Jorge W SUTTON is living in Stewardsvill Indiana his son William is living about three miles South of 
Graysville Illinois Mared to Louisa BOLLINGHOUSE his daughter Santha Adlne is als Married to William HOSE 
Living near wadsvill Indiana his daughter Elizabeth Angeline is Living in St. Louis Missouri James SUTTONS 

Children [TORN] dead but two by his first wife that is Susana and Benjamin allan Susana has bin Married twise 

hou She married last I do not now nor where they live — but about Prinston Indiana I havent hird frome im for along 
time Allan is also married and lives in Stuartsvill Indiana James SUTTON widow is also dead and one of his 

children [TORN] by him and was living [ [TORN] about [ILLEGIBLE] 

[PAGE 2] if you no Enny thing of my mother and Brother send me their wher abouts and tell them to rite to me. do 
you no enny thing of Elisha MORRIS if do send me his wher abouts and is 

[ILLEGIBLE] and Janey EDWARDS living yet and How is henry EDWARDS and wife geaten Along— how is 
Thomas LEWIS Geatin Ritch Minto tell you — How is Terner POLLARD Geating along and his sweet wife also — 
How is Jacob LANCASTER and his folkes — What has become of David LEWIS and family — how is Lewis 
TAYLOR and all [WORDS IN THE CREASE OF LETTER] and Brillency and lukyann air thea all liveing— is 
Fredrick LEWIS living yet if he is tell him I am living yet and is all [ILLEGIBLE] and has not forgoton the last 

drink I ever when with him — times is good hear money is flush and plenty Corn is [TORN] fifty cents wheate 

from two dollars and upards — Polk from Six dollars to six sevnty five cents — every things in perstion ? Polls from 
we have all kinds of mashinry in this Country molasses mills woolen factory infact mashinry for making every thing 
but babys — the old woman Says the way is the best — So no more At Presant 

Rite soon John TAYLOR 



William Williams, Forger, 1790 

The North-Carolina Chronicle; or Fayetteville Gazette , Monday, Jan. 17, 1791 



Made his escape from Wadesborough, in Anson county, on the 1 1th instant, while under confinement, a young man 
named William WILLIAMS, who was taken upon suspicion of forgery. He is a resident of Pitt county- about 
nineteen years of age, yellow hair — Whoever will apprehend said WILLIAMS and convey him to me, or lodge him 
in the district goal of Fayetteville, shall have Twenty pounds reward. 

Jesse GILBERT. Anson, Dec 16, 1790. 



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Lycurgus J. Barrett (1839-1889) 

This obituary appeared in the Carolina Banner, Tarboro, NC, Fri., Aug. 23, 1889. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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L. J. BARRETT, better known as Capt. "Curg" BARRETT, was born near Farmville, Pitt County, N.C., June 
16 th , 1839. His boyhood was spent upon the farm. The beginning of the civil war found him pursuing medical 
studies at the University of Virginia. Forsaking college, he took up arms in defense of his country, having 
volunteered as a private in the Fourth North Carolina Battalion, where he was soon promoted to captain of the 
Seventh C.S.A. cavalry company. He was noted for kindness to his men and bravery in the field. 

At the battle of Petersburg his company alone remained on the field. He stood at their head cheering them on. 
Gen. Lee observing the bravery of this company rode up and asked what company it was. Being told it was "Captain 
BARRETT'S, from North Carolina," he (Lee) raised his hat and shouted "God bless the North Carolina boys." 

At Blount's Creek Gen. Pettigrew complimented him for bravery, and ordered him to withdraw his almost 
starved and broken down men, and take them out of danger as he had done his "full duty." 

At Croatan he captured a company of Federals. His men were the first to dismount and stack arms in the fort. 

After winning fame in many battles he succumbed to the odds against him, being taken prisoner and carried to 
Fort Delaware where he remained eight months. 

Leaving the prison at the close of the war he returned to his farm. 

He twice represented Pitt County in the lower house of the State Legislature. The first time as the candidate of 
the Democratic party; the second as an independant Democrat, opposing the Democratic candidate as being the 
nominee of a combination and not of the people — the party. 

He always took an active part in politics being a leader in his community. 

In 1 889 at the earnest solicitation of many friends all over the first district, but against the protest of a few dear 
friends he ran as an independent candidate for Congress against Major L. C. LATHAM, being defeated by a large 
majority. 

After this he retired from active public life, spending his last years with his family, suffering for several 
months with heart trouble of which he died July 17 th , last, being fifty years, one month and four days old. 

A few years before his death he joined the Disciples Church at Farmville, for which he was an earnest, zealous 
worker. He died surrounded by the blessings of religion, a kind and devoted husband and father, a true friend and 
neighbor, leaving a devoted family and sorrowing friends and relatives. 



Amos Atkinson in Kentucky, 1850 

Found in the 1 850 Census Graves Co., Kentucky 
Amos A. Atkinson 54 farmer 8000 born N.C. Pitt Co. 
Eliza 51 Va. 

[According to other information, Amos A. Atkinson died Nov. 24, 1855, was the son of Allen and Mary Atkinson] 



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Mrs. Delphia Tyson Parker's Birthday, 1929 

Taken from a newspaper clipping dated Sept. 1929 found in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers #480, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Oldest Lineal Descendant Living in Pitt County is honored 
by Eva Horton Shackleford 

Farmville, Sept. 14 — At an early hour on Sunday, September 1, a day of blissful skies and serene beauty, there 
began to assemble at the late Col. John NEWTON' s homestead near here the descendants of Tyson pioneers, 
warriors and statesmen, who pitched their tents on the level and fertile plains of Eastern North Carolina when they 
came to this country, wrote their names large in the pages of history, stored them in the memories of then- 
contemporaries, and carved them on tablets of stone. One of the last-named memorials, a fitting boulder of grey 
granite, being unveiled here on Highway 91, a short time ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution and by 
the late lamented General and United States Senator, Laurence Davis TYSON, of Knoxville, Term., whose funeral 
occurred on August 28, the same day as the event in honor of which this celebration was held., the seventy-ninth 
birthday of Mrs. Delphia TYSON PARKER, the oldest lineal descendant of the Tyson family living in Pitt county, 
and a near relative of the Tennessee Senator. Life dawned for this Southern gentlewoman on August 28, 1 850, at the 
old John Joyner TYSON home, situated within a mile of old historic Tyson church of Primitive Baptist faith, to 
which she has been a loyal and zealous adherent for 30 years and now enjoys the distinction of being the oldest 
woman member of that group. Her childhood and girlhood were spent there and she was considered quite a belle of 
Pitt county in those days. She was married to Richard Bolton PARKER in February, 1870, and they lived together in 
happiness for 50 years, celebrating their golden anniversary just three months before the death of her husband in 
May, 1920. The gracious hospitality of the PARKERS was known all over the county and those adjoining. Hers was 
a life filled with the arduous duties of the country housewife, in whom is often so well exemplified [TEAR AT 
FOLD] who is actuated by the most laudable of motives, the rearing of useful citizens for her country, finding her 
realm of service in her home and nurturing eight splendid sons and daughters. Though seldom noted in a world of 
industrial and scientific enterprise, the successful culmination of such an endeavor is a magnificent achievement. 

More than three-score relatives and friends offered solicitations and presented gifts and flowers in answer to 
Mrs. PARKERS invitation, which might well have been sent in the words of King Richard II, "Come home with me 
to supper, and I'll lay a plot that shall show us all a merry day." At the noon hour the guests formed a circle about 
the 60-foot table set on the lawn, shadowed by the green boughs of friendly oaks, and groaning with the weight of 
palatable viands, such as only a prolific soil and excellent culinary art an produce and prepare. The table was 
centered with birthday cakes, one bearing 79 candles and the other 2 1 , the latter in celebration of the birthday of 
Edwin NEWTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Watt S. NEWTON, who shared in the honors of the day, and whose home 
was the scene of the gay event. 

A chair at the head of the table was set for the hostess, the honor guest of the occasion, and on her right sat her 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy J. NICHOLS, age 78, and on her left, a cousin, Mrs. Banna J. TYSON, 73. Grace was said 
by a 70 year old nephew, Watt PARKER, of Farmville. A brother, A. J. TYSON, and wife, of Farmville, were 
present; five children of the six who survive, Mrs. W. S. NEWON, Mrs. Will HEARNE, of Sparta; J. F. PARKER, 
of Falkland; J. C. PARKER, of Fountain, and R. A. PARKER, of Farmville; (Billie H. PARKER, of Bonn, was 
absent); 23 grandchildren out of a total of 29 and five great-grandchildren. 

An unusual fact, which shows the longevity of the Tyson family, was recalled in one of the conversations on the 
subject, that when Mrs. PARKER'S first great-grandchild, Miss Virginia MOORE, was one year of age, her living 
grandparents numbered 10. Other interesting incidents were recounted by the older heads, fond on dwelling on 
scenes of other days, with hearts full of fine sentiment and purpose bent on upholding splendid traditions of the 
Tyson family. With a beaming countenance which expressed her gratification and happiness, Mrs. PARKER bade 
her relations and friends goodbye at the end of the day and here again she might well have quoted King Richard, "I 
count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends." 



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Obituary of John David Cox (1859-1930) 

Taken from a newspaper clipping dated 1930 found in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers #480, East Carolina 
Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



A good man has fallen asleep and the state is poorer because of his passing. Feb. 5, 1859, near Hancock's 
Church, Pitt County, John David COX was born of hardy and honest parents, namely, Josiah and Sally Ann TYSON 
COX, both to the manor born and there they lived and died. 

Approaching manhood, the subject of this sketch, longing for an education, footed it across the swamp, a 
distance of four miles, to attend Mrs. Mary SMITH'S school., the best in the county then. From this school, he went 
to our State University when it's destinies were presided over by Kemp Plummer BATTLE. Retiring from school, 
he took himself back to the farm on which he was reared. On December 23 rd , 1885, he was married to Addie 
SMITH, the daughter of his old school mistress, Mrs. Mary SMITH, affectionately known as Mrs. Polly SMITH. On 
the farm they lived until Nov., 1897, when they moved to Winterville, maintaining a home there until this day. No 
children blessed this union. However, it was their privilege as well as their pleasure to take into their home three 
boys and two girls, all orphans, who remained with them until they were fitted to take their places in the business 
world. It seemed a pleasure to them to lend a helping hand to the deserving. While on the farm he did much 
surveying and for several years was county Surveyor. About 1 896 he became chief surveyor for the Beaufort County 
Lumber Company, which operated in several eastern counties. A few years ago he purchased a farm at Apple Grove, 
Va. On this farm he spent his summers with a foster son, J. S. COX, since 1919. His winters were spent in 
Winterville. It was here on the 21 of August, last, that the fatal malady disabled him. He was taken to Park View 
Hospital, Rocky Mount, N.C., Sept. 3 rd , where he died Sept. 23 rd . His remains now lie in Winterville cemetery. The 
deceased, besides numerous nephews and nieces, leaves a devoted wife, a sister, Mrs. Fannie CARROLL, and a 
brother, Dr. B. T. COX to mourn their loss. 

He was always interested in politics of his county and state, was elected to the Legislature of 1891, and 
aserved as Clerk of Superior Court of Pitt County from 1914 to 1918, when he retired from business. 

A true friend, a faithful husband, a noble man. (Written by his nephew, J. F. STOKES) 



Z. D. McWhorter and Students, 1891 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Jan. 7, 1891 

Prof. Z. D. MCWHORTER, of Bethel Academy, was in town Monday. He told us he would leave this week for 
Jonesboro to take charge of the High School there but would probably return to Bethel and re-open the academy 
next fall. Several of his former pupils, Misses Lena HARTSELL and Mary RAWLS and Messers. W. E. TUCKER, 
Isaac NICHOLS and Charlie PARKER, will go to Jonesboro with him. 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



George Washington HART, b. Dec. 21, 1865 in Pitt Co., Mar. 17, 1948 in Snow Hill twsp. 
F: Thomas HART, b. in Pitt County 
M: Sallie DIXON, b. in Pitt County 

William Thomas MURPHY (md. Mamie BYRD) b. Nov. 10, 1886 in Marlboro, Pitt Co., d. Sept. 12, 1948 
F: William Allen MURPHY, b. in Pitt County 
M: Luvenia ROBERSON, b. in Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary HOBBS (md. John HOBBS) b. Apr. 26, 1865 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 6, 1948 

F: William COBB, b. in Virginia 

M: Gatsie COBB, b. in Greene County 

Mrs. Maude Lee BLANCHARD (md. A. T. BLANCHARD) b. Apr. 19, 1882 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 20, 1949 
F: W. J. STOCKS 
M: Cordelia STOCKS 

Mrs. Ida FORREST, b. Apr. 7, 1871 in Greene Co., d. May 10, 1949 
F: Charlie STOCKS 
M: Jane BUTTS 

Mrs. Mary FAULKNER, b. Jan. 15, 1863 in Pitt Co., d. May 24, 1949; buried in Ayden Cemetery 
F: Mr. STOCKS 
M: Louise STOCKS 

Mrs. Mary MILLS HARDEE, b. June 5, 1862 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 25, 1949 
F: Joe Rense MILLS 
M: Duck COX 

John Louis WORTHINGTON (md. Nannie) b. Apr. 21, 1890 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 6, 1950 
F: Albert WORTHINGTON 
M: Nannie PARKER 

Joseph Marion BARBER, b. Aug. 29, 1888 in NC, d. Mar. 18, 1950 in Maury, NC 

F: Henry BARBER 

M: Louisa CRAWFORD 

Mrs. Sudie TRIPP FAULKNER (md. H. H. FAULKNER) b. July 1, 1888 in Pitt Co., d. May 12, 1950 

F: William Jesse TRIPP 

M: Sarah Elizabeth STOCKS 

Mrs. Alease Missouri ALBRITTON, b. Apr. 21, 1899 in Greene Co., d. May 31, 1950; buried Rainbow Cemetery 
F: John TURNAGE 
M: Martha WADE 



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Mrs. Lelia Reese WILKERSON SUGG, b. Jan. 28, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. July 18, 1950 
F: William H. WILKERSON 
M: Nancy COBB 

Charles Manley PITTMAN, b. May 1 1, 1857 in NC, d. Nov. 20, 1950 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Fieletus PITTMAN 
M: Louise KILPATRICK 

Mrs. Florence LANG MOORE, b. Sept. 18, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 12, 1951 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Joseph LANG 
M: Mary WARD 

James Vance WORTHINGTON, b. Aug. 28, 1893 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 8, 1951 ; buried Ayden Cemetery 
F: Thomas J. WORTHINGTON 
M: Anice MCLAWHORN 

Mrs. Cornelia KEARNEY, b. Apr. 25, 1866 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 14, 1951 

F: John GOFF 

M: Smithy FIELDS 

Florence Selma O'NEAL, b. Sept. 26, 1 875 in NC, d. Nov. 23, 195 1 ; buried Reedy Branch Cemetery 
F: Thomas R. O'NEAL 
M: Salina J. JEANETTE 

Joseph ARTHUR, b. Feb. 7, 1888 in Greene Co., d. May 26, 1952; buried Snow Hill Cemetery 
F: Pinkey ARTHUR 
M: Bettie SUGG 

Elias V. VANDIFORD, b. Aug. 3, 1882 in Greene Co., d. July 3, 1952; buried Ayden Cemetery 
F: Elias VANDIFORD 
M: Lillas REAVES 

Mrs. Trilby SMITH SHEPPARD, b. May 12, 1895 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 4, 1953; buried Snow Hill Cemetery 

F: Ivey SMITH 

M: Vannie FLANAGAN 

John Travice TURNAGE, b. Nov. 25, 1868 in Greene Co., d. May 13, 1953; buried in Rainbow Cemetery 
F: Joe TURNAGE 
M: Nancy SUGG 

John Worley WOOTEN, b. Oct. 3, 1885 in Greene Co., d. June 8, 1953 
F: William WOOTEN 
M: Rebecca CRAFT 

Daniel Webster BRAXTON, b. Aug. 26, 1888 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 30, 1953; buried in Maury Cemetery 
F: Frank BRAXTON 
M: Lillie FRIZZELLE 

Mrs. Clara SUGG, b. Aug. 24, 1873 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 30, 1953 
F: Wyley PARKER 
M: Susan HEARN 



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Hugh STOCKS, b. July 24, 1902 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 3, 1954; buried Ayden Cemetery 
F: W. J. STOCKS 
M: Zelphia PHILLIPS 

Henry Frank NICHOLS, b. July 3 1, 1888 in Pitt Co., d. May 28, 1954; buried Hollywood Cem., Farmville, NC 
F: William Henry NICHOLS 
M: Susan HARRINGTON 

Mrs. Harriet WOODS STOCKS, b. Nov. 1 1, 1868 in Granville Co., NC, d. Dec. 7, 1954 
F: William WOODS 

M: ??? 

Heber Bruce MANNING, b. Oct. 27, 1905 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 24, 1955 Hookerton, NC; buried Ayden Cemetery 
F: Heber MANNING 
M: Bessie STOCKS 

Dock Franklin BOWEN, b. Jan. 6, 1869 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 22, 1955 
F: Charles BOWEN 
M: Eliza GRIMSLEY 

James Oliver CLARK, b. Aug. 23, 1912 in Pitt Co., d. June 21, 1955; buried Belvoir twsp., Pitt Co. 
F: Jesse CLARK 
M: Olivia BREWER 

Mrs. Fannie MORGAN HEDGEPETH, b. Mar. 16, 1874 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 30, 1955 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: ??? 

M: Sarah MORGAN 

Frank Joyner HEMBY, b. Nov. 4, 1893 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 6, 1955; buried Greenwood Cem., Greenville, NC 
F: Amos Calvin HEMBY 
M: Cornelia NICHOLS 

Mrs. Pearlie FAULKNER BOWEN, b. Nov. 14, 1873 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 28, 1955 in Ormondsville, NC 
F: Redden FAULKNER 
M: Lucenda STOCKS 

Mrs. Ada FREEMAN CRAWFORD NICHOLS, b. Aug. 8, 1879 in Lenoir Co., d. Dec. 7, 1955 

F: Henry FREEMAN buried Hollywood Cem., Farmville, NC 

M: Susan BROWN 

Ernest Hester CRAWFORD (md. Pennie VICK) b. Aug. 27, 1901 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 28, 1956 

F: Bob CRAWFORD buried Hollywood Cem., Farmville, NC 

M: Ada FREEMAN 

Mrs. Siddie KEARNEY, b. Jan. 7, 1894 in Greene Co., d. May 8, 1956 
F: Wyatt TURNAGE 
M: Canary TURNAGE 

Gardner JONES, b. Oct. 28, 1870 in Greene Co., d. July 17, 1956 

F: Asa JONES 

M: Lydia TURNAGE 



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Mrs. Nancy DAIL STOCKS (md. Marcellus STOCKS) b. 1876 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 7, 1957 in Snow Hill 

F: John DAIL 

M: Mary NICHOLS 

Claude Albert ALLEN (md. Sudie LITTLE) b. Aug. 6, 1879 in Pitt Co., d. May 7, 1957; buried Maury Cemetery 

F: Alfred LITTLE 

M: Pauline MERRIMAN 

Blaney Turnage HEATH, b. Dec. 9, 1894 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 31, 1957; buried Hollywood Cem., Farmville, NC 
F: James Henry HEATH 
M: Kate JACKSON 

Mrs. Bertie HARDY (md. J. K. HARDY) b. May 1, 1876 in NC, d. Apr. 28, 1958; buried Ayden Cemetery 
F: Sam MUMFORD 
M: Cyrene GARDNER 

Herbert H. FAULKNER (md. Sudie TRIPP) b. Sept. 23, 1888 in Greene Co., d. May 21, 1958 
F: Levie Henry FAULKNER 
M: Annie STOCKS 

Jimmie Richard FULFORD (md. Annie PARKER) b. Sept. 9, 1906 in Pitt Co., d. June 22, 1958 

F: James G. FULFORD buried Hollywood Cem., Farmville, NC 

M: Mary F. HARRIS 

Mrs. Rosa MANNING HARRIS (md. J. Edward HARRIS) b. July 6, 1884 Frog Level, Pitt Co., d. July 23, 1958 
F: John H. MANNING 
M: Nicie ALLEN 

Mrs. Helen HUDSON SKINNER (md. Clyde SKINNER) b. Jan. 12, 1906 in NC, d. Mar. 4, 1959 
F: Allen HUDSON buried near Grifton, NC 

M: Bertie BUCK 

Mrs. Caddie WHICHARD BRILEY (md. James BRILEY) b. Jan. 13, 1878 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 15, 1959 
F: Staton WHICHARD buried Robersonville Cemetery 

M: Eleanor JONES 

Clyde L. SKINNER, b. Feb. 23, 1875 in NC, d. Dec. 13, 1959 in Ormondsville twsp.; md. Helen HUDSON 
F: Lam SKINNER 
M: Lethia SKINNER 

Leona WETHERINGTON COX, b. May 25, 1891 in NC, d. Jan. 9, 1960 in Maury, NC; md. John L. COX. 
F: Charlie H. WETHERINGTON 
M: Nannie HERRING 

Fountain STOCKS, b. Sept. 4, 1901 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 14, 1960 in Maury, NC; md. Stella FARMER. 
F: Marcellus STOCKS 
M: Nancy DEAL 

Joseph Harvey DUNN, b. Oct. 10, 1885 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 4, 1960 in Walstonburg, NC; md. Nannie BAILEY. 
F: John Henry DUNN 
M: Susan EVANS 



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Chapman Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 

Chapman, Henry Furny Chapman & Mary 

Burney, Fannie Wm. Burney & Eliza 

Apr. 27, 1871. Josiah Nelson, Min. 

Chapman, L. J. (27) John Chapman & Lovie L. May 
Brooks, Fannie (22) Spencer Brooks & Elisia 

May 5, 1886. Swift Creek. C. W. Howard 

E. L. Hazleton, Jesse Quinly, John Gaskins 

Chapman, Raymond G. (25) Furney Chapman & Polly 
Pusser, Martha E. (20) David Pusser [Purser] & Almarine 

Feb. 6, 1877. Swift Creek. W. R. Wine, Min. 

W. S. Roach, J. H. Dixon, N. A. Purser 

Chapman, Slade (29) Furney Chapman & Polly 
Burney, Louisa (27) Wm. Burney & Eliza 

Sept. 1, 1875. Swift Creek. R. L. Tyson, JP 

W. A. Quinerly, Henry Chatman 

Chapman, W. G. (28) Henry Chapman & Frances 
Kilpatrick, Lula (25) J. B. Kilpatrick & Francis 

Apr. 11, 1900. Swift Creek. Jno. H. Griffith, Jr. 

Gottes? Mewborn, Hyman E. Ricks 

Clark, Weeks H. Weeks Clark & Susan 

Chapman, Elizabeth Stephen Chapman & Penelope 
Sept. 7, 1867. Clay Root Dist. W. A. Quinerly, JP 

Grizzard, John (25) ng 

Chapman, Phenetta J. (21) James Chatman & Winnie 

Mar. 16, 1887. Greenville twsp. R. Williams, Jr. JP 

T. B. Cherry, Winnie Chatman, Elizabeth Chatman 

Morris, Jessee (26) Joseph Morris & Elizabeth Crafton 

Chapman, Elizabeth (20) James Chapman & Winnie 

Sept. 28, 1883. Greenville twsp. Josephus Latham 

Peter Dunn, Rufus Dunn, Ach Chapman 



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Bible Records 



Mobley Family Records 

These records were contributed to the Quarterly by Gregory C. Mobley, Raleigh, NC. He states these records came 
from family papers located at the old family homeplace. 

James Robert Mobley Son of Joel Mobley & Jane His wife Was Born January the 9 1 865 year of our Lord 

Mary "Malisey" and Mary Susan the daughters of Joel Mobley And Jane his Wife was Bornd May the 13 1868 

William Henry Laughinghous Son of Cornelious Laughinghous Jane his wife was Born the 14 Day May year of 
Lord 1853 

Cornelia Elizabeth Laughinghouse Daughter of Cornllous Laughinghous & Jane his wife was Born April the 2, 1 855 
John O Boyd Son of Robert Boyd and Jane his wife was Born September the 4 1849 
Polly Mobley was Born the 27 June 1 809 

Mary Lewezer Mobly the daughter of Joel Mobley and Polly his wife was Born March the 11 th 1834 
Joan M Mobley dauter of a bove Parents was Born April 1 5 1 846 

Sherrod Tyson Bible Record 

This was taken from a typed copy made by Ima Eula Mewborn on Jan. 25, 1983. The typed record was taken from a 
1921 hand copied version by Mrs. A. C. Ruffin (Lena Eleanor Tyson) from the original bible record owned by her 
aunt, Miss Martha Tyson, daughter of Sherrod Tyson and Nancy Jane Turnage. 

Sherrod Tison, son of Moses Tison and Elizabeth (Joyner) Tison, was born the 8 th day of January, 1785. 
Elizabeth W. Tison, wife of Sherrod Tison, and daughter of Blanne Harper and Elizabeth Harper, was born the 21 st . 
day of February, 1791. 

The time of birth and names of the children of Sherrod Tison and Elizabeth W. Tison, is as follows: 

Eliza Tison was born December 7 th . 1809. 

Blanne Harper Tison was born the 17 th day of December, 1811. 

Mary Jones Tison was born January 16 th , 1814. 

Lany Ann Tison was born March 5 th . 1816. 

Naomi Tison was born November 10 th , 1818. 

Sally Jane Tison was born February 3 rd , 1821. 

Peggy Ann Tyson was born September 9 th , 1 822. 

Sherrod Tison was born November 2 nd , 1 824. 

Emily Tison was born September 26 th , 1826. 

Richard T. Turnage, son of Moses and Emily Turnage, was born December 23 rd , 1853. 

Emma Virginia Turnage, daughter of Moses and Emily Turnage, was born December 3 rd ., 1857 



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Edward Francis Turnage, son of of Moses and Emily Turnage, was born December 6 , 1 860. 
Time of births and names of Sherrod and Nancy J. Tison's children, as follows: 

Elizabeth Williams Tison, daughter of Sherrod and Nancy J. Tison, was born the 15 th day of November, 1848. 
(1849?) 

Eliza Macklewain Tison was born the 21 st day of November, 1850. 
Moses Robert Tison was born the 14 th day of January, 1854. 
Richard Albert Tison was born the 1 1 th day of September, 1855. 
Margaret Olivia Tison was born the 5 th day of December, 1858. 
William Sherrod Tison was born the 10 th day of September, 1860. 
Martha Ella Tison was born the 2 nd day October, 1862. 
Benjamin Franklin Tison was born the 5 th day of December, 1864. 
James Clifford Tison was born the 13 th day of October, 1866. 

MARRIAGES: 

Sherrod Tison and Elizabeth W. Harper were married the 1 st day of March, 1809. 

John May and Eliza Tison were married the 4 th day of December, 1828. 

William May and Mary J. Tison were married the 10 th day of December, 1829. 

William H. Sheppard and Margaret Ann Tison were married the 22 nd day of January, 1 84 1 . 

Sherrod Tison and Nancy Jane Turnage were married the 14 th day of December, 1848. 

Richard L. Tison and Margaret L. Turnage were married the 12 th day of January, 1 860. 

Time of births and names of Sherrod and Elizabeth Tison's grandcchildren, as follows: 

Sherrod May, son of John May, was born January 4 th , 1829. 

James Sherrod May, son of William May, was born December 4 th , 1830. 

Elizabeth W. Sheppard, daughter of Henry Sheppard, was born June 21 st , 1842. 

James Glasgow Sheppard, son of Henry Sheppard, was born February 6 th , 1845. 

Benjamin Streeter Sheppard, was born December 15 th , 1846. 

Mary Macklewain Sheppard was born October 12*, 1848. 

James T. Williams and Eliza M. Tison were married the 3 rd day of May, 1870. 
Moses Turnage and Emily Tison were married May 15 th , 1851. 

DEATHS 

Elizabeth W. Tison, daughter of Sherrod and Nancy J. Tison, departed this life the 21 st day of December, 1855. 
Sherrod Tison, husband of Nancy J. Tison, departed this life the 29 th day of December, 1866, in the 42 nd year of his 
age. 

Nancy Jane Tison, wife of Sherrod Tison, departed this life the 30 th day of May, 1876, in the 44 th year of her age. 

Moses Robert Tison, son of Sherrod Tison and Nancy J. Tison, departed this life the 26 th day of June, 1 876, in the 
22 nd year of his age. 

Elizabeth Harper, wife of Blanne Harper, departed this life the 13 th day of January, 1820, in her 59 th year. 
Blanne A. Tison, son of Sherrod Tison and Elizabeth W. Tison, departed this life the 3 rd day of September, 1 820. 
Elizabeth Tison, wife of Moses Tison, departed this life the 15 th day of September, 1820. 

Blanne Harper departed this life the 18 th day of March, 1821, in the 64 th year of his age. 
Naomi Tison, daughter of Sherrod Tison, departed this life the 7 th day of October, 1 823. 
Lany Ann Tison departed this life the June 25 th , 1824. 

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Sally Carson, wife of Richard Carson, and daughter of Elizabeth and Moses Tison, departed this life the 19' day of 
December, 1824. 

Moses Tison, father of Sherrod Tison, departed this life the 4 th day of October, 1823, in his 68 th year. 
Benjamin Tison, Esq., departed this life the 4 th day of September, 1823. 

Moses Tison, brother of Sherrod Tison, departed this life Thursday Morning the 6 th day of November, 1828. 
Absolum Saunders died the 24 th day of November, 1836, in the 57 th year of his age. 
James Blow died the 26 th day of September, 1836, about 60 years old. 
Joel Tyson departed this life the on the 19 th day of November, 1835. 

Sherrod Tison departed this life the 29 th day of March, 1832, being 57 years, 2 months, and 21 days of age. 
Zilpha M. Tison departed this life the 26 th day of November, 1845, in the 15 th year of her age. 

Dicy Jones, wife of Willoughby Jones, died on Sunday, the 1 1 th day of September 183 

Lany Tison, daughter of Seth Tison, departed this life the 8 th day of June, 1 832. 
Seth Tison departed this life the 4 th day of January, 1832. 

Sally Jane Tison, daughter of Sherrod and Elizabeth Tison, departed this life the the 10 th day of August, 1832. 
Elizabeth W. Tison departed this life the Sunday morning, September the 22 nd , 1824. 

Martha Belcher, wife of Benjamin Belcher, died Sunday, the 30 th day of October 18 in the 48 th year of her age. 

Eliza Macklewain Williams, wife of James T. Williams, and daughter of Nancy Jane and Sherrod Tyson, departed 
this life the on the 27 th day of December 1923, at 6:30 o'clock P.M. in the 73 rd year of her age. 
Benjamin Franklin Tyson, son of Nancy Jane and Sherrod Tyson, departed this life on the 1 st day of June 1933 at the 
age of 68. 

Richard Albert Tyson, son of Nancy Jane and Sherrod Tyson, departed this life on the 3 rd day of July 1933 at the age 
of 82. 



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INDEX 



Adams, Bryan 6, 10, 

11, 16 

Adams, David 6, 11, 16 

Adams, Eliza 27 

Adams, James Jr 16 

Adams, James Sr 16 

Adams, James 27 

Adams, John 1 6, 27 

Adams, Richard H 17, 18 

Adams, Thomas 27 

Albritton, Alease Missouri, Mrs 33 

Allen, Claude Albert 36 

Allen, Nicie 36 

Anderson, Lawrence R 17, 20, 

21 

Andrews, Joseph B. G 17 

Arnett, W 13 

Arthur, Joseph 34 

Arthur, Pinkey 34 

Atkinson, Allen 30 

Atkinson, Amos A 30 

Atkinson, Jane 27 

Atkinson, Mary 30 

Ballard, Joseph L 17,21, 

22, 25 

Ballard, Mary Ann 17 

Barber, Henry 33 

Barber, Joseph Marion 33 

Barrett, Lycurgus J 30 

Becton, Mr 2 

Belcher, Benjamin 40 

Belcher, Martha 40 

Bell, Henry 22 

Blanchard, A. T 33 

Blanchard, Maude Lee 33 

Blount, Reading 13 

Blount, Sarah 13 

Blount, Thomas 1 

Blow, James 40 

Blow, W. J 17,21, 

22 

Bollinghouse, Louisa 29 

Boulton, Polly 5 

Bowen, Charles 35 

Bowen, Doc Franklin 35 



Bowen, Pearlie Faulkner, Mrs 35 

Boyce, Arthur 12 

Boyd, John 38 

Boyd, Robert : 38 

Braxton, Daniel Webster 34 

Braxton, Frank 34 

Brewer, Olivia 35 

Briley, Ann Eliza 17 

Briley, Benjamin 17 

Briley, Bennett 17, 18, 

19, 20,21,22, 23,24, 25 

Briley, Caddie Whichard, Mrs. 36 

Briley, Eliza 17 

Briley, Elizabeth 17 

Briley, James 36 

Briley, Jesse 17 

Briley, John 17 

Briley, Joseph John 17 

Briley, Martha 17 

Briley, Mary 17 

Briley, Nancy 17 

Briley, Piney 17 

Briley, William S 17 

Briley, Willis 17, 18, 

19 

Briley, Winifred 17 

Brooks, Fannie 37 

Brooks, Spencer 37 

Brown, Susan 35 

Bryan, Betsy 8 

Bryan, John M 9 

Buck, Bettie 36 

Buck, Edward 16 

Buck, Ransom 16 

Burney, Fannie 37 

Burney, Louisa 37 

Burney, Susannah 13 

Burney, William 16, 37 

Burney, Willie 13 

Butler, Jordan 8 

Butts, Jane 33 

Byrd, Mamie 33 

Campbell, Ajax 8, 9 

Carroll, Fannie, Mrs 32 

Carson, Sally 40 



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Cason, Hillary 1 5 

Cason, Simeon 15 

Chapman, Ach 37 

Chapman, Argent 6 

Chapman, David 16 

Chapman, Elizabeth 37 

Chapman, Furney 37 

Chapman, Henry 37 

Chapman, I. J 37 

Chapman, James 37 

Chapman, Jesse 12, 27 

Chapman, John 37 

Chapman, Phenetta J 37 

Chapman, Raymond 37 

Chapman, Slade 37 

Chapman, Stephen 10, 11, 

37 

Chapman, W. G 37 

Chapman, Winnie 37 

Cherry, T. B 37 

Clark, David 6 

Clark, James Oliver 35 

Clark, James S 17,21, 

22, 23, 26 

Clark, James 16 

Clark, Jesse 35 

Clark, Osburn 16 

Clark, Weeks H 37 

Clark, Weeks 37 

Cobb, Gatsie 33 

Cobb, Nancy 34 

Cobb, William 33 

Collier, James 7 

Conner, Lewis 13 

Coward, John 13, 14 

Cox, B. T., Dr 32 

Cox, Duck 33 

Cox, J. S 32 

Cox, Jane 8 

Cox, John David 32 

Cox, Josiah 32 

Cox, Leona Wetherington, Mrs 36 

Craft, Rebecca 34 

Crawford, Bob 35 

Crawford, Ernest Hester 35 

Crawford, Louisa 33 

Cyrene Gardner 36 

Dail, John 36 

Deal, Nancy 36 



Delany, William K 25 

Dixon, J. H 37 

Dixon, Sallie 33 

Dry, William 13 

Dunn, John Henry 36 

Dunn, Joseph Harvey 36 

Dunn, Peter 37 

Dunn, Rufus 37 

Dunn, Walter 14 

Edwards, Janey 29 

Edwards, Lewis J 28 

Elks, Jacob, Jr 23 

Elks, Jacob, Sr 23 

Evans, Amos 26 

Evans, George 2, 4 

Evans, Richard 4 

Evans, Susan 36 

Faulkner, Herbert H 33, 36 

Faulkner, Levie Henry 36 

Faulkner, Mary, Mrs 33 

Faulkner, Redden 35 

Faulkner, Sudie Tripp, Mrs 33 

Fields, Smithy 34 

Fife, Ebenezer 13, 14 

Fitzpatrick, Edward 13 

Fitzpatrick, Menan 13, 14 

Flanagan, Vannie 34 

Flanegan, William 17, 19 

Forbes, Arthur 2, 4 

Forbes, Elizabeth 5 

Fornes, Thomas 16 

Forrest, Ida, Mrs 33 

Freeman, Ada 35 

Freeman, Henry 35 

Frizzelle, Lillie 34 

Fulford, James G 36 

Fulford, Jimmie Richard 36 

Gardner, Asa 16 

Gardner, Edward 16 

Gardner, William 16 

Gardner, Wyatt 16 

Gilbert, Jesse 29 

Goff, John 34 

Griffin, John J 25 

Griffin, Sarah 25 

Griffin, William 12, 25 

Griffith, John H., Jr 37 

Griifin, Sarah 25 

Grimsley, Eliza 35 



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Grist, Redding 1 

Grizzard, John 37 

Haddock, Keziah 29 

Hall, Allen 6 

Handcock, Henry 19, 23 

Hardee, Mary Mills, Mrs 33 

Hardee, Serena 28 

Harding, Israel 1 

Hardy, Bettie, Mrs 36 

Hardy, J. K 36 

Hardy, James 16 

Hardy, John 16 

Harper, Blanne 39 

Harper, Elizabeth W 39 

Harrington, Susan 35 

Harris, J. Edward 36 

Harris, Mary F 36 

Harris, Rosa Manning, Mrs 36 

Hart, Frank 16 

Hart, George Washington 33 

Hart, Honor 5 

Hart, Sally 5 

Hart, Thomas 33 

Hartsell, Lena 32 

Hayes, Mrs 8 

Hearn, Susan 34 

Hearne, Will, Mrs 3 1 

Heath, Blaney Turnage 36 

Heath, James Henry 36 

Hedgepeth, Fannie Morgan, Mrs 35 

Hemby, Amos Calvin 35 

Hemby, Frank Joyner 35 

Hemby, Joab 23,24 

Herren, Emily 28 

Herring, Nannie 36 

Hicks, Theresa L 25 

Hines, Sherrod 2, 4, 5 

Hobbs, John 33 

Hobbs, Mrs. Mary 33 

Holliday, William 13, 14, 

15 

Hoyt, Gould 17, 22, 

23, 24, 26 

Hudson, Allen 36 

Hurtel, Mr 3 

Ives, James 12 

Jackson, Kate 36 

Jeanette, Salina J 34 

Johnston, G. F 26 



Johnston, Isaiah 13, 14, 

15 

Johnston, Randall 2, 4 

Jones, Asa 35 

Jones, Dicey 40 

Jones, Eleanor 36 

Jones, Gardner 35 

Jones, Willoughby 40 

Jordan, Temperance 5 

Joyner, Calvin 17 

Joyner, Delphina 5 

Joyner, Elizabeth 38 

Joyner, Jacob 2, 3, 4, 5 

Joyner, Sarah 2 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 2, 6, 

13, 17, 27, 28, 30,31,32,33,37 

Kearney, Cornelia, Mrs 34 

Kearney, Siddie, Mrs 35 

Killingsworth, Elizabeth 13, 14 

Killingsworth, John 13 

Kilpatrick, Francis 13, 14, 

15 

Kilpatrick, J. B 37 

Kilpatrick, Louise 34 

Kilpatrick, Lula 37 

King, John 6 

Kinian, Charles 6 

Lancaster, Jacob 29 

Lang, Joseph 34 

Latham, Louis C, Major 30 

Latrham, Josephus, Rev 37 

Laughinghouse, Cornelia Elizabeth 38 

Laughinghouse, Cornelius 38 

Laughinghouse, Edward 1 

Laughinghouse, Elizabeth 1 

Laughinghouse, John 1, 28 

Laughinghouse, Joseph 1 

Laughinghouse, Mary Ann 1 

Laughinghouse, Thomas 1 

Laughinghouse, William Henry 38 

Leggett, Sarah J 15 

Lewis, Frederick 29 

Lewis, Thomas 29 

Little, Alfred 36 

Little, Sudie 36 

Love, William Calhoun 5 

Manning, Heber Bruce 35 

Manning, Heber 35 

Manning, John H 36 



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May, Benjamin 2 

May, James Sherrod 39 

May, John 39 

May, Sherrod 39 

May, William 39 

McKinney, David 16 

McLawhorn, Anada 26 

McLawhorn, Anice 34 

McLawhorn, W. Bert 26 

McWhorter, Z. D 32 

Merriman, Pauline 36 

Mewborn, Gottes 37 

Mewborn, Ima Eula 38 

Mills, Clarice 29 

Mills, Joe Rense 33 

Mobley, Gregory C 38 

Mobley, James Robert 38 

Mobley, Joan 38 

Mobley, Joel 38 

Mobley, Mary Lewezer 38 

Mobley, Mary Malisey 38 

Mobley, Mary Susan 38 

Mobley, Polly 38 

Moore, Churchwell 16 

Moore, Florence Lang, Mrs 34 

Moore, Virginia, Miss 3 1 

Morgan, Sarah 35 

Morris, Elisha 29 

Morris, Jessee 37 

Morris, Joseph 37 

Morris, Thomas 27 

Moseley, William 13, 14, 

15 

Mumford, Sam 36 

Murphy, William Allen 33 

Murphy, William Thomas 33 

Nelson, Caleb 28 

Nelson, Edward 9 

Nelson, Elizabeth 28 

Nelson, Henry 28 

Nelson, James G 28 

Nelson, Josiah 16, 28, 

37 

Nelson, Turner 6, 7, 9 

Nelson, William F 6 

Newton, Col. John 3 1 

Newton, Watt S 3 1 

Nichols, Ada Freeman Crawford, Mrs 35 

Nichols, Cornelia 35 



Nichols, Isaac 32 

Nichols, Luke 20,21, 

22, 23, 24, 25 

Nichols, Msry 36 

Nichols, Nancy J, Mrs 3 1 

Nichols, William Frank 35 

Nichols, William Henry 35 

Norcott, John 26 

Norcott, Joseph John 26 

O'Neal, Florence Selma 34 

O'Neal, Thomas R 34 

Pankum, Philip 12 

Parker, Annie 36 

Parker, Bille H 31 

Parker, Charlie 32 

Parker, Delphia Tyson 31 

Parker, J. C 31 

Parker, J. F 31 

Parker, Nannie 33 

Parker, R. A 3 1 

Parker, Richard Bolton 31 

Parker, Watt 31 

Parker, Wyley 34 

Patrick, Daniel 13, 15 

Patrick, Menan 13, 15 

Patrick, Peter 13, 14, 

15 

Pelt, John 1 1 

Phillips, Thomas 14 

Phillips, Zelphia 35 

Pittman, Charles Manley 34 

Pittman, Fieletus 34 

Purser, David 37 

Purser, Martha E 37 

Purser, N. A 37 

Quinerly, W. A 37 

Randolph, James 2 

Randolph, Jesse 2 

Rawls, Mary 32 

Reaves, Lillas 34 

Ricks, Hyman E 37 

Riland, Benoni 2, 3 

Roach, Charles 6, 7 

Roach, David K 6, 7, 9, 

12 

Roach, David 7 

Roach, James 7, 9 

Roach, John 6 

Roach, Polly 6, 7 



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Roach, W. S 37 

Roberson, Luvenia 33 

Roberts, Sally 8 

Rogers, Rachel 6 

Ross, Elizabeth 37 

Ruffin, A. C, Mrs 38 

Saunders, Absalum 40 

Shackleford, Eva Horton 3 1 

Sheppard, Benjamin Streeter 39 

Sheppard, Elizabeth W 39 

Sheppard, Henry 27, 39 

Sheppard, James Glasgow 39 

Sheppard, Mary Macklewain 39 

Sheppard, Trilby Smith, Mrs 34 

Sheppard, William H 39 

Skinner, Clyde L 36 

Skinner, Helen Hudson, Mrs 36 

Skinner, Lethia 36 

Slirmer, Lam 36 

Smith, Allen 16 

Smith, Caleb 10, 16 

Smith, Cannon 27 

Smith, David 16 

Smith, Hardee J 27 

Smith, Hardy 16 

Smith, Henry 1 1 

Smith, Henry, Jr 16 

Smith, Henry, Sr 16 

Smith, Isaac 13 

Smith, Ivey 34 

Smith, Joshua 16 

Smith, Lewis 16 

Smith, Lewis H 16 

Smith, Lewis, Sr 16 

Smith, Mary 13, 14, 

15 

Smith, Mary, Mrs 32 

Smith, Noah 3 

Smith, Pency 13, 14 

Smith, Polly, Mrs 32 

Smith, Sally 1 1 

Smith, Samuel 16 

Smith, Talitha 28 

Smith, Thomas 13 

Smith, William 16 

Spain, Susannah 28 

Spikes, Sarah E 25 

Stephens, Cornelius 17 

Stocks, Annie 36 



Stocks, Bessie 35 

Stocks, Charles 16, 33 

Stocks, Cordelia 33 

Stocks, Fountain 36 

Stocks, Harriet Woods, Mrs 35 

Stocks, Hugh 35 

Stocks, Louise 33 

Stocks, Lucenda 35 

Stocks, Marcellus 36 

Stocks, Nancy Dail, Mrs 36 

Stocks, W. J 33, 35 

Stokes, Hardee 27 

Stokes, Hardy 16 

Stokes, J. F 32 

Sugg, Bertie 34 

Sugg, Clara, Mrs 34 

Sugg, Lelia Reece Wilkerson, Mrs 34 

Sugg, Nancy 34 

Summerlin, Mr 14 

Summers, Polly 6 

Sutton, Benjamin 29 

Sutton, James 29 

Sutton, Kizzie Ann 29 

Swan, Mary A 15 

Taylor, John 29 

Traylor, Martha 6 

Tripp, Sudie 36 

Tripp, William Jesse 33 

Tucker, W. E 32 

Tucker, William W 28 

Tumage, Canary 35 

Turnage, Emma Virginia 38 

Turnage, Joe 34 

Turnage, John Travice 34 

Turnage, John 33 

Turnage, Lydia 35 

Turnage, Margaret Ann 39 

Turnage, Moses 17, 38, 

39 

Tumage, Nancy Jane 38, 39 

Turnage, Richard T 38 

Turnage, Wyatt 35 

Tyson, A. J 3 1 

Tyson, Abraham 2, 3, 4, 5 

Tyson, Banna J., Mrs 3 1 

Tyson, Benjamin 40 

Tyson, Benjamin Franklin 38, 40 

Tyson, Blanne Harper 38 

Tyson, Bowen 2, 3, 4, 5 



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Tyson, Eliza Macklewain 39, 40 

Tyson, Eliza 39 

Tyson, Elizabeth Williams 39, 40 

Tyson, Elizabeth 2, 3, 4, 

38 

Tyson, Emily 38, 39 

Tyson, George 3 

Tyson, Honor 2, 3, 4, 5 

Tyson, Jacob 2, 3, 4, 5 

Tyson, James Clifford 39 

Tyson, Joab 3 

Tyson, Joel 40 

Tyson, John Joyner 31 

Tyson, Laney 40 

Tyson, Lany Ann 38, 39 

Tyson, Laurence Davis 31 

Tyson, Lena Eleanor 38 

Tyson, Margaret Olivia 38 

Tyson, Martha Ella 39 

Tyson, Martha 38 

Tyson, Mary Jones 38, 39 

Tyson, Moses Robert 38 

Tyson, Moses 5, 38, 

39, 40 

Tyson, Nancy Jane 39 

Tyson, Naomi 38, 39 

Tyson, Peggy Ann 38 

Tyson, Polly 2, 3, 4 

Tyson, R. L 37 

Tyson, Richard Albert 39, 40 

Tyson, Sally Ann 32 

Tyson, Sally Jane 38, 40 

Tyson, Seth 40 

Tyson, Sherrod 38, 39, 

40 

Tyson, Tempy 2, 3, 4 

Tyson, William Sherrod 39 

Tyson, Zilpha 40 

Vandiford, Elias V 34 

Venters, George W 16 

Vick, Pennie 35 

Vincent, Jesse 23, 24 

Vincent, Lucinda 23, 24 

Vines, Samuel, Jr 17, 19 

Wade, Martha 33 

Ward, Jesse 15 

Ward, Mary 34 

Wetherington, Charlie H 36 

Whichard, Staton 36 



Wilkerson, William H 34 

Williams, Delphina 5 

Williams, James T 39, 40 

Williams, Joseph John 5 

Williams, R., Jr 37 

Williams, Sarah J 5 

Williams, William 29 

Williams. E. S 26 

Wilson, Amos 2, 4, 4 

Wilson, Dicey 2, 3 

Wine, W. R., Rev 37 

Winningham, Sarah E 25 

Witherington, John 16 

Woods, William 35 

Wooten, John Worley 34 

Wooten, William 34 

Worthington, Albert 33 

Worthington, James Vance 34 

Worthington, John Louis 33 

Worthington, Thomas J 34 



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